Oren hecklers face conspiracy charges...

Oren hecklers face conspiracy charges at the University of California, Irvine

There are 4 comments on the www.jewishjournal.com story from Feb 9, 2011, titled Oren hecklers face conspiracy charges at the University of California, Irvine. In it, www.jewishjournal.com reports that:

The Orange County district attorney's office announced on Feb. 4 that it was filing misdemeanor charges against the 11 students arrested in February 2010 for disrupting a speech by Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, at the University of California, Irvine .

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TSA Director

Fincastle, VA

#1 Feb 9, 2011
So much for free assembly and freedom of speech. Ya gotta love this country.
Schadenfreude

Ponte Vedra, FL

#2 Feb 9, 2011
"...failing to bring charges against this conduct would amount to a failure to uphold the Constitution."

How is this a constitutional issue? The First Amendment prohibits the government, not private individuals, from 'abridging the freedom of speech.'

If there was a constitutional violation, it was committed by UCI and/or the district attorney--to wit, the government--not the protesters.
Lance Winslow

United States

#3 Feb 9, 2011
Dang! Muslims have First Amendment rights?
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United States

#4 Feb 9, 2011
Orange county probably has more liberal butttbuddys riding and praising gay rights than most

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