Court Tosses Lawsuit over Anti-War T-shirts

PHOENIX – A federal court in Tennessee has tossed out a lawsuit against an Arizona man over an anti-war T-shirt that superimposed the names of U.S. troops killed in Iraq.

The American Civil Liberties Union said the ruling ensures that T-shirt vendor Dan Frazier of Flagstaff can freely exercise his First Amendment right to free speech.

The parents of a soldier listed on the shirt filed a lawsuit in 2008 seeking over $40 billion in damages.

The suit also sought to force Frazier to remove the names of the troops from his T-shirts.

The ACLU said the court found that Frazier did not use soldiers’ names to endorse or encourage others to buy the shirts, but “to make a political statement, which is an exercise of free speech.”

FOX Phoenix

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