The Law: Dissent Through the Courts

Scorn for the administration of U.S. justice may be an article of faith for some of today's protesters. Yet a remarkable number of others choose to defend their dissent in the courts rather than the streets. Moreover, the courts usually respond to reason. Among recent cases:

> Patrolman Eugene Brukiewa, head of the Baltimore police union, spoke up on a local TV show and lashed his superiors for new department policies that had caused police morale to "hit its lowest ebb." Brukiewa was put on probation for conduct unbecoming to an officer. He sued the city police commissioner, charging that his right...

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