Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to review the dismissal of Weise v. Casper. The case dates to 2005, when Leslie Weise and Alex Young were thrown out of a George W. Bush event because they arrived in a car bearing a “No More Blood for Oil” bumper sticker. The event was not a political rally, but rather a public speech on Social Security at the Denver space museum.
Justice Ginsburg, joined by Justice Sotomayor, dissented from the denial of certiorari., but noted that one arguable reason for denial is that the defendants were volunteers acting on the direction of government officials. Additional suits are pending against the Secret Service agents involved, and could eventually reach the Supreme Court.