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US District Judge orders U of Wyoming to allow William Ayers speech!

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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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While William Downes was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, William Ayers was bombing U.S. government buildings as co-founder of a militant anti-war group called the Weather Underground. Downes, now a U.S. district judge, made special note of those contrasting backgrounds when he ruled Tuesday against the University of Wyoming's decision to ban Ayers from speaking on campus.

Downes delivered his ruling Tuesday afternoon in his federal courtroom in Casper, after hearing more than five hours of testimony Monday. The judge, finding that UW had violated Ayers' First Amendment rights, issued an injunction sought by Ayers and UW student Meg Lanker forcing UW to allow Ayers to speak Wednesday at the UniWyo Sports Complex on campus in Laramie. Ayers is now scheduled to speak from 7 to 9 p.m. in the sports complex, Lanker said after the ruling.

Downes said the evidence presented during testimony on Monday suggested that UW's decision to ban Ayers from university facilities was inspired by his past association with a "despicable" group, and not the safety concerns university officials repeatedly cited. The judge read an e-mail in which a man said he and others would travel to Laramie to protest Ayers' visit. The university had offered it as an example of threats that prompted a UW attorney to tell Lanker that UW would not be a venue for Ayers' speech. "Where is the threat in that?" Downes asked. "If he and other citizens are concerned and want to assemble, where is the threat?"

Source: trib.com...

Yes, the judge was probably most correct in this matter (I confess).

I just love POTUS Obama's friends....they are always the talk of the town. The bigger problem I see here is being a criminal in the USA- DOES PAY!

Obamas Tweet to Ayres. How nice.




posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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ha! protest against the war with bombs! How American!



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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If it were up to me, this man would be hung for treason, however, he does have the right to freedom of speech, just like any of us from the U.S. on ATS. So, I cannot blame the judge for his ruling.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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We're all commies now, I guess.

It is good that the massive 10 trillion dollar scam being orchestrated by President Imam Hussein Obama and his Commun-Socialist thugs is being exposed. These people are clearly receiving money laundered through The Joyce Foundation and using it to further consolidate power in the Federal Government. The same Federal Government they were trying to blow up a few years ago!

Silly hippie scum bags are being exposed and we will kick the stinky, butt-scratching losers out of power.

The Chicago Climate Exchange being devised to the enrich of the bankster scum at Goldman Sachs and Barrak Hussein Obama, his puppet master George Soros and all elite commie scum who want America destroyed? Eff that.

The Chicago Climate Exchange needs to be stopped and the the criminals who set this slave system up prosecuted.

I hate Commun-Socialists.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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heh, i don't know about hanging... a bit medieval for my taste, life imprisonment seems more adequate...
I TOTALLY agree with the anti-war message, but to pretend to change the militaresque mind of a society with bombings is plainly idiotic.
he should be jugded by his treason to peace activism first...



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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It's not Ayers we need to worry about, it is the people who attend and applaude him. They are the next generation of the weather underground, and if they look up to a half-wit like Ayers then they are the ones we need to worry about.

-E-



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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Agreed. With all the news about nut-job right wing radicals, no one has an eye on the far-far-left, who will cause more problems than people know.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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Darn it... you are gonna get more stars than me on that one. wait I didn't get any stars or flags.... lol (kididng). I hadn't thought of it like that-but should have.

He was suppose to do a talk near me but it got cancelled-I think I would like to know what he is talking about before passing final judgement. If he did come and speak about early edcuation and the problems surrounding that issue-fine. But if he is spewing Kill America etc. doom on him.

Thank you for you thoughtful (and correct) insight-again!

Take care.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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He has a right to free speech, but I don't think the citizens of Wyoming should be forced to subsidize it by providing him with a forum to spew his garbage. If he wants to give a speech, let him do it while standing on top of a dumpster at the edge of the campus parking lot.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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I already flagged you, but here's a star!


-E-




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