Saturday, August 18, 2007

Handcuffed Protesters Awarded $80,000

Feds Pay $80,000
Over Anti-Bush T-Shirts

Thursday, August 16, 2007

08-16) 18:31 PDT Charleston, W.Va. (AP) --

A couple arrested at a rally after refusing to cover T-shirts that bore anti-President Bush slogans settled their lawsuit against the federal government for $80,000, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday.

Nicole and Jeffery Rank of Corpus Christi, Texas, were handcuffed and removed from the July 4, 2004, rally at the state Capitol, where Bush gave a speech. A judge dismissed trespassing charges against them, and an order closing the case was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.

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