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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Vaguely legal news briefs


March 15, 2019

A federal appeals court in Michigan gave unanimous support Wednesday to your First Amendment rights to communicate clearly with your middle finger.

The Associated Press reports that in 2017, Taylor, Michigan, police officer Matthew Minard pulled over Debra Cruise-Gulyas and gave her a ticket for a minor offense. After the stop was over Cruise-Gulyas flipped off Minard, who then stopped her again and gave her a ticket for a more serious speeding offense.

Cruise-Gulyas sued, saying her free-speech rights and her rights against unreasonable seizure were violated, and the court ruled the offi...

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