Congressman Fights Removal Of Art Showing Cops As Pigs | Artnet News

Congressman Fights Removal of Art Showing Cops as Pigs | artnet News

A Missouri Congressman is appealing a judge’s ruling in a long-simmering dispute involving a 19-year-old’s painting that shows policemen as pigs. The work was on display at the US Capitol as part of a student art competition and has outraged some Republican Congressmen and some in the conservative media, who have branded the work “anti-police.”
United States District Judge John D. Bates, in Washington, DC, ruled against Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay as well as David Pulphus, who created the painting and is one of Lacy Clay’s constituents. They claim that their First Amendment rights to free …

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