Wednesday, 7 December 2005

Court hearings and rallies this week for the right to travel

Thursday morning, 8 December 2005, in San Francisco the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at 95-7th Street (the ornate old former Post Office at the corner of 7th and Mission Streets, across from the new Federal Courthouse under construction on the site of the former Greyhound bus station), Courtroom 3, 3rd floor, will hear oral argument sometime between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in Gilmore vs. Gonzales (originally Gilmore vs. Ashcroft ), challenging the “secret law” requiring airline passengers on domestic flights within the USA to produce documentary evidence of their identity in order to exercise their First Amendment right to freedom of travel and assembly.

Friday morning, 9 December 2005, in Denver there will be a rally for the right to travel at 8:30 a.m. on steps of the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901-19th Street, “a modern building at the corner of 19th and Champa in downtown Denver (not to be confused with the other white-columned federal courthouse building nearby)”. The rally precedes the arraignment on Federal criminal charges of Deborah Davis for refusing to produce identity credentials on warrntless, suspicionless demand of police while she was riding a municipal bus on a route that passes through (without stopping) the Denver Federal Center complex of public buildings (“Visitors Welcome” say the sign and banners ). I’m sorry I haven’t blogged this outrage sooner, but you can get all the outrageous details on her Web site .

Link | Posted by Edward on Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 08:11 ( 8:11 AM)
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