Is it a misdemeanor to send someone dog poop or is it an act protected by the free speech amendment? That is the decision a Colorado court will decide this coming spring.
Could I make this stuff up?
The sender, a retired professor, Kathleen Ensz, was angry at receiving too many politcal mailings from Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave. And so to display her disgruntlement she sent one of the mailings back to Musgrave’s office wrapped around excrement from a dog.
Ensz’s lawyers are arguing it was a form of political protest, although they acknowledge that it was probably “crude and boorish.”
Personally I would have just written a gracious note to the professor emeritus, thanked her for sending the contents of her mind, and removed her from the mailing list. Wouldn't that have saved a lot of time, trouble and court costs?
The case comes up in May