very rude to do, but I think protected under first amendment. Been that way for years. The Cohen case basically decided the issue.
BTW, you’re right about the judge. He can say you can shoot the bird at others, but do it to him in his courtroom and you are going to jail.
“BTW, youre right about the judge”
I wish I could take credit for that, but there were a couple of others who made that point. I said nothing about any judge, although I wonder whether this case, essentially supporting rudeness to officers of the peace extends to the courts. Was there a precedent set here? It seems likely we’ll find out.
Not sure how the Cohen case ties in here, but if you wouldn’t mind taking the time to elaborate, I’d appreciate it.