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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Congressional Art Contest Winner

January 9, 2018
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Congressional Art Contest Winner

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has joined with a diverse group of nonprofits advocating for free expression and the arts in filing an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief is in support of Missouri representative William Clay and David Pulphus, an artist who is Clay’s constituent, appealing the courts…

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Judge Finds No First Amendment Protection for Congressional Art Contest Painting

April 24, 2017
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Judge Finds No First Amendment Protection for Congressional Art Contest Painting

A District of Columbia circuit court judge has ruled against Rep. William Lacy Clay and David Pulphus, the 19-year-old Missouri man who sued the federal government after his painting depicting a civil rights demonstration was removed from display in a Capitol office building multiple times by other members of Congress. Clay and Pulphus announced in…

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Judge Hears Arguments Over Removal of Student Painting from Capitol

March 22, 2017
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Judge Hears Arguments Over Removal of Student Painting from Capitol

A federal judge heard arguments this week in a lawsuit over the removal of a painting by a St. Louis teen from the hallway of an office building in the U.S. Capitol complex. The painting by David Pulphus on the theme of police violence hung for several months alongside other student art contest winners from…

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Rep. Clay Files Lawsuit Over Removal of Student Art Contest Painting

February 24, 2017
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Rep. Clay Files Lawsuit Over Removal of Student Art Contest Painting

Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to protect the First Amendment rights of his constituent David Pulphus, whose painting on the theme of police violence was repeatedly removed from the wall of a U.S. Capitol complex office building by other members of Congress last month. The painting had hung undisturbed…

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Congressional Tug-of-War Over Art Contest Painting Continues

January 10, 2017
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Congressional Tug-of-War Over Art Contest Painting Continues

Congressman Duncan Hunter of California personally removed a student art contest painting from the wall of a U.S. Capitol office building late last week, claiming he was exercising his First Amendment right to express disapproval of the work because he was offended by its depiction of police with animal heads. Fellow Rep. Lacy Clay of…

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