Tags: Labor Mural

Federal Judge Nixes Request to Replace Maine Mural

Friday, 22 Apr 2011 08:52 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request to order the state of Maine to return a mural to the Department of Labor office from which it was removed last month.

U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ruled Friday that the mural represents government speech because the state commissioned, approved, paid for and owned it. The judge said government speech may say what it wishes, regardless of viewpoint.

Gov. Paul LePage had ordered the removal of the 36-foot-long mural, saying it presented a one-sided view of history.

Critics of his action sued, contending that LePage violated their First Amendment right of access to the artwork.

Maine Attorney General William Schneider applauded Woodcock's decision, saying the judge correctly found that elected officials can and should express their views.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Twelve States Challenge EPA Coal Plant Emissions Limits

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 19:48 PM

A dozen states led by West Virginia sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block a proposed rule that would li . . .

New York Police Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 17:22 PM

A chokehold used by a police officer on a New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last . . .

Newsmax Panel Debates Battle Over Immigration

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 16:56 PM

Janet Johnson, an attorney in Jacksonville, Fla., and lawyer and syndicated talk show host Adam Thompson join "The Steve . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved