Setting the record straight on Cindy Sheehan

News & Politics

The Capitol Police acknowledged yesterday that they had no legal basis for removing Cindy Sheehan from the State of the Union address and throwing her in jail.

Sheehan has been released from jail and all charges against her have been dropped. (Have you appreciated your habeas corpus rights today? Just checking.)

The Capitol Police now saw that it was all a terrible misunderstanding Funny story: They thought that a t-shirt constituted a demonstration, and the rules say no demonstrations. And we know it wasn't politically motivated because a woman wearing a "Support Our Troops" t-shirt also got kicked out of the SOTU. Sure.

Glenn Greenwald observes that the right-wing blogosphere is still crowing about how Cindy Sheehan broke the law, despite conclusive evidence to the contrary.

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