US Congressman Sues Architect Of The Capitol For Removing Student’s Painting
US Congressman Sues Architect of the Capitol for Removing Student’s Painting
Representative William Lacy Clay (D–Missouri) filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the Architect of the US Capitol, Stephen Ayers, over the removal of a painting of a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, from a hallway between the Capitol Building and Longworth House Office Building. Clay alleges that the work’s removal constitutes a violation of the 1st Amendment rights of the artist, former St. Louis high school senior David Pulphus.
“David’s painting was wrongly disqualified and removed from the public exhibit at the direction of the Architect of the Capitol, who shamefully chose to retroactively censor and suppress Mr. …