Lawyers Argue To Rehang Ferguson-related Painting In U.S. Capitol
Lawyers argue to rehang Ferguson-related painting in U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON • A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday over whether the architect of the U.S. Capitol must rehang a former St. Louis high school student’s painting that conservatives have denounced as anti-police.
The painting, which hung among more than 400 other student works in a Capitol Hill tunnel for seven months as part of a congressional art competition, depicts the sometimes-violent protests in Ferguson that followed the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
The work portrayed two police officers with animal heads, which caught the attention of conservative commentators. At least three Republican congressman pulled it from the hallway …