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Federal Judge Nixes Request to Replace Maine Mural

Friday, 22 Apr 2011 08:52 PM

 

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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.

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