27 January 2010

More Morning News: Jefferson Memorial Dancer Lawsuit Tossed Out

Jefferson Memorial dancer's suit against Park Service tossed

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that alleged the National Park Service violated the rights of a District woman who was arrested in 2008 for dancing with 17 others at the Jefferson Memorial.
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates ruled in a 26-page opinion Monday that the interior of the memorial is not a public forum where people might dance, even if they are silently boogying to music on headphones.
"The purpose of the memorial is to publicize Thomas Jefferson's legacy, so that critics and supporters alike may contemplate his place in history," Bates wrote. "The Park Service prohibits all demonstrations in the interior of the memorial, in order to maintain 'an atmosphere of calm, tranquillity, and reverence.'
"Prohibiting demonstrations is a reasonable means of ensuring a tranquil and contemplative mood at the Jefferson Memorial," the judge added.
The suit stems from a dance by Mary B. Oberwetter and her friends inside the memorial at 11:55 p.m. April 12, 2008, the eve of Jefferson's birthday.

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