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T-shirt with dead soldier's name is protected speech

• Capitol Media Services

Relatives of Iraqi war dead can’t sue a Flagstaff anti-war activist for using their dead soldiers’ names on a T-shirt, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie Greer this week threw out a $40 billion claim filed against Dan Frazier by Tennessee resident Robin Read. She said Frazier used the name of her son, Brandon, who died in 2004 in Iraq, on the shirt without permission, a violation of Tennessee law.


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