March 31, 2006 03:54 PM
CYNTHIA MCKINNEY WILL SPEAK TO HER PUBLIC!
BREAKING! BREAKING! MCKINNEY PRESSER AT 5:30 AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY... WILL THE S1W BE THERE? MORE TK...
Oh, and while we're on the subject: Another lawerly type weighed in with analysis of Representative McKinney's possible immunity from arrest: no dice, sez he. That immunity was claimed a couple others in the past, and SCOTUS has had none of it:
Here comes the Kingfish with the precedent:
When the Constitution was adopted, arrests in civil suits were still common in America. It is only to such arrests that the provision applies. Williamson v. United States, 207 U.S. 425, 28 S.Ct. 163. Long v. Ansell, 293 U.S. 76 (1934)
Sheesh. What the hell's the point of running for Congress if you can't punch cops with impunity?
Also: as our own Henry the Intern, omnivorous media consumer that he is, noted earlier today: Naomi Campbell. Cynthia McKinney. Hitting people with cell phones is blowing up, y'all.