Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ACLU files motion regarding "Boycott Israel" bus advertisement

"ACLU Files Motion in AATA Bus Ad Lawsuit"

ANN ARBOR CHRONICLE (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Nov. 29, 2011

"On Nov. 29, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed with the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Michigan) a motion for a preliminary injunction or temporary restraining order, to compel the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority to accept an advertisement it had previously rejected. [.pdf of Nov. 29 ACLU motion]

"The previous day, on Nov. 28, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of activist Blaine Coleman, who had sought to purchase an advertisement for the sides of AATA buses. The AATA refused to run the ad. The proposed ad includes the text, “Boycott ‘Israel’ Boycott Apartheid,” and an image depicting a scorpion-like creature with a skull for a head.... [.pdf of image and text of proposed ad] "

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