Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Lt. Dan Choi's Trial Ends Day 1

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 30, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day

"This is the 'Shuttlesworth' of the 21st century."

--Robert J. Feldman, attorney for Lt. Dan Choi, facing 6 months in prison and a $5,000 fine, for failing to "get off the sidewalk" when protesting the now-discredited Don't Ask, Don't Tell anti-gay military policy at the White House with several others, referring to Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham, a 1969 Supreme Court case that vindicated freedom of speech over traffic laws in the case of an African-American minister arrested for leading a civil rights march through Birmingham, Ala. without a permit.

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