Controversial Art: Did Removal From Capitol Violate Rights?


Controversial Art: Did Removal From Capitol Violate Rights?

A federal court could rule soon whether the removal of a student’s painting from the U.S. Capitol violated the artist’s First Amendment rights.
Outside art experts and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives were part of deliberations into the removal of the high school student’s controversial painting from U.S. Capitol grounds in January, according to court filings.

The filings were part of more than 100 pages of documents provided by the architect of the Capitol to justify his decision to remove “Untitled #1,” an acrylic painting depicting police officers as animals brandishing firearms.
The painting’s removal stirred …

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