Colorado

Oct 12, 2010 12:31 PM by Associated Press

Court rejects appeal of 2 ejected from Colorado event

The Supreme Court has turned down the appeal of two people who say they were kept from attending an appearance by then-President George W. Bush in Denver in 2005 because of their opposition to the war in Iraq.

The justices refused Tuesday to get involved in a case concerning whether people may be excluded from taxpayer-funded events featuring public officials because of their political views.

Lower courts dismissed a lawsuit filed by Leslie Weise and Alex Young, who say a White House aide and two volunteers violated their free speech rights by ejecting them from a hall just before Bush was to speak.

Weise and Young arrived in a car with a bumper sticker reading "No blood for oil" but say they had no plans to disrupt the event.

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