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A First Amendment Question Far More Important Than F.A.I.R. v. Rumsfeld

As exciting as the oral arguments were in F.A.I.R. v. Rumsfeld, a case of much greater importance to our free speech rights was filed in an El Paso County Court-at-Law.

From the El Paso Times:

"A West El Paso man is suing his neighbors for $125,000 because he claims the dog barks nonstop. The pet's owners deny the allegations, but their lawyer says that if the dog was barking, it has a constitutional right to do so.

"I can assure you we are going to fight this case to the death. Take it all the way to the (U.S.) Supreme Court if necessary. I can honestly state that if the dog did bark at all, the dog was simply exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech," said Monty Stevens, lawyer for the Alvarados."

Keep track of this case here