Judge: Hitler Bus Ads okay

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  1. chapped

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    SEPTA's efforts to block city bus ads proclaiming "Jew Hatred: It's in the Quran" violate free-speech protections and should be halted, a federal judge has found.

    In a case that grappled with basic First Amendment issues over disparaging advertising, District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ruled Wednesday that SEPTA had inconsistently run public-issue ads from other organizations, and cleared the way for a private group's ad that seeks to end U.S. aid to Islamic countries using a provocative headline and a photograph of Adolf Hitler meeting with an Arab leader.

    "It is clear that the anti-disparagement standard promulgated by SEPTA was a principled attempt to limit hurtful, disparaging advertisements," Goldberg wrote. "While certainly laudable, such aspirations do not, unfortunately, cure First Amendment violations."

    Jerri Williams, a SEPTA spokeswoman, said Thursday that officials at the transit system were disappointed but respected the court's decision.


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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    how about we end all aid to ALL countries :ucoffee:
     
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    Out freedom of speech and press are way more important than any dumb hate adds.
     
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    wow
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Hey everybody! Climb on board the Hitler bus!
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Wish it was left shark and Hitler
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    In all fairness, the Islamists hate everyone, not just the Jews.
     
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    Anything goes in Philadelphia, check out the black guy dressed as a Keebler elf