Think you can wear a jacket with political words into the United States Supreme Court building?

Think again.

Here’s the jacket:


Here’s the story:

This jacket was worn a little over a year ago and prompted an arrest although not a criminal charge.  The jacket wearer has since sued for a violation of his First Amendment rights, but the the United States Attorney’s office has moved to dismiss, including the argument that the fact that the jacket has a “message” is essentially proof that it can be constitutionally banned from the Supreme Court building.   I discuss this odd constitutional state of affairs over at the Constitutional Law Professors Blog here.