Posted: Oct 12, 2010 10:31 AM by Associated Press
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.