Saturday, December 03, 2005

$400 later, I have a new transmission, so I went for a test drive, and a caught a bit on NPR about bussing. It covered the 50 year anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott, talked about how these days the bus systems don't work so well, then segwayed into Deborah Davis in Denver. It even mentioned, not by name, Gilmore v Gonzales, the do-you-need-ID-to-fly case by EFF cofounder John Gilmore. Gilmore is one of my brother's hippie-freak liberty-loving code-writing buddies who was the number 3 guy at Sun Computers before cashing out, and among other thing created the .alt newsgroups on usenet.

"ACLU Defends Bus Rider Who Refused to Show ID": This segment (RealPlayer required) appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."

In related news, the case of Gilmore v. Gonzales will be argued this upcoming Thursday before a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel consisting of Senior Circuit Judges Stephen Trott and Thomas G. Nelson and Circuit Judge Richard A. Paez. Ironically, the Ninth Circuit's oral argument calendar on which the case is listed repeatedly advises that "Picture ID required to enter Courthouse." Perhaps Gilmore's attempt to attend the oral argument of his appeal will give rise to a new lawsuit.

Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

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