Posted by: Guy Edwards on March 9th, 2011
Over a year ago, at BigfootLunchClub.com we covered a story, Bigfoot Prankster Claims Violation of Free Speech. Well, it seems the American Civil Liberties Union agrees with the prankster’s claim and has officially decided to defend his rights. The ACLU describes themselves as, “our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.”
In an Associated Press story picked up by Yahoo, ABC, NPR and even BBC, the free-speech story is updated. You can read an excerpt below:
…A performance artist and amateur filmmaker who dressed as the mythical beast says New Hampshire park rangers didn’t have the right to kick him off a mountain where he had been scaring, or at least amusing, hikers while friends videotaped his antics.
Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Jonathan Doyle is suing the state, arguing that the requirement to pay $100 for a special use permit 30 days in advance and get a $2 million insurance bond violates his free speech rights….
You can read the rest at BigfootLunchClub.com