Can the Grads 'Meet' With Them Later?
Protestors Sue To Rally Inside West Point During Cheney Visit
By Greg Bruno
Last year they stopped short of the U.S. Military Academy gate. This year, anti-war protesters hope to go a few steps further.
As Vice President Dick Cheney prepares to deliver commencement remarks at West Point on May 26, local activists are headed to court for permission to protest the Bush administration inside the Academy on Graduation Day.
It's a type of civil disobedience that's never been permitted at the nation's oldest military college.
But Goshen civil rights attorney Michael H. Sussman and members of the Democratic Alliance of Orange County say they are seeking to set precedent. A federal judge has agreed to hear their request for an injunction this morning in White Plains.