Free speech all over my yard…

I have to admit, this cracked me up:

Political critic in deep doo-doo

DENVER — A Colorado jury will decide soon whether one person’s dog excrement is another person’s free speech.

Authorities said Kathleen Ensz was so offended by repeated mailings from Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, Colorado Republican, that she stuffed one of those brochures into the mail slot of the congresswoman’s Greeley office wrapped around a little something extra: a dollop of doggy doo-doo.

Now Ms. Ensz, a 63-year-old retired University of Northern Colorado professor living in Greeley, is facing charges of misdemeanor “use of a noxious substance.” Her attorneys, however, argue that their client was exercising her constitutional right to free speech.

“Ms. Ensz’s action in returning an unwanted mailing from Congresswoman Musgrave … with a piece of feces was expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment,” Denver lawyer Patricia Bangert said in a motion filed Tuesday. The filing does not deny that Ms. Ensz put the package through the mail slot, claiming instead that the act is constitutionally protected and thus not a crime.

Critics denounced that argument as a load of bunk, but others say it’s not as far-fetched as it might seem. After all, if flag burning is protected under the Constitution, why not poop parceling?

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Thanks to Allah Pundit at HotAir for the link.

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