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Thread #33246   Message #441720
Posted By: katlaughing
16-Apr-01 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Some Sweet Justice Against the KKK
Subject: Some Sweet Justice Against the KKK
This wonderful bit of follow-up on the news courtesy of Durham Herald-Sun columnist Carl Daniels-Kinney:

Many of you are aware that about two weeks ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that the state of Missouri cannot discriminate against the Ku Klux Klan when it comes to groups that want to participate in the adopt-a-highway program. Of course, while the name of the Klan is aesthetically disgusting, most of would agree that this decision is a victory for free speech and equal protection under the law.

Well, the DOT in Missouri has gotten their revenge, and boy is it sweet. Sure, they can't remove the KKK's adopt-the-highway sign, but few would dispute the state's ability to name the highway itself.

The KKK is now cleaning up a stretch of the newly-christened Rosa Parks Freeway.