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Norristown Lawyer Says Decision in Biker Case 'A First Amendment Victory'

Attorney Boyd Spencer is representing members of a motorcycle club who say state police harassed them while riding through Burlington County in July 2009.

According to CBS3, a federal judge has ruled that a suit being brought against New Jersey State Police by members of two motorcycle clubs can proceed despite requests by state officials for the judge to throw the suit out.

Norristown attorney Boyd Spencer is representing three members of two motorcycle clubs who were stopped in New Jersey by state troopers who demanded the riders remove their jackets bearing their "Pagan" and "Tribe" motorcycle club colors and logos.

“They checked all their licenses and registrations and then came out and gave a speech that went something like this: ‘Take your jackets off, the jackets that had the logos or colors of their club, because the only colors allowed on this highway are the blue and gold of New Jersey state troopers,’” Spencer told CBS.

According to Spencer, Judge Jerome Simandle’s ruling to allow the suit to go forward is a is a First Amendment victory.

Read more about the case here.

Feodor Tiorlenko April 11, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Trooper Chris Christie, aka Trooper Ralph Kramden testified that he was envious because every time he sat on a motorcycle he crushed the springs and flattened the tires. Trooper Kramden also testified that when traveling westbound in the morning and eastbound in the evening, he blocked the sun and cast the state of New Jersey into darkness. Governor Creampuff also stated he would make up for the $273 million gaffe of canceling the commuter tunnel between NJ and NY by doing a belly flop off the Statue of Liberty, thus creating a canyon between the two states that they could build an interstate. Porky Kramden apologized to the bikers and promised to eat nothing but broccoli until he could ride a motorcycle with his Honeymooners' colors.
Krispy Kreme Christie April 11, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I resent that and I'll have you know that NJs tax dollars are paying for a custom sidecar for me to sit in that was made by cutting a corn silo in half to fit my bulbous behind

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