BLT on the @99Rise campaign finance protestors:
Can a whisper be disruptive? When does speech become loud? A federal district judge in Washington considered those questions on Tuesday in a constitutional challenge to a ban on protest activity at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Five protesters charged with disrupting Supreme Court arguments on April 1 are challenging a law that bans certain types of disruptions and demonstrations inside and outside of the court. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper was skeptical that the protesters could challenge sections of the law they weren’t being prosecuted for—provisions, for example, that deal with conduct outside the court.