Flashing Headlights to Warn Others: A First Amendment Right

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Flashing Headlights to Warn Others: A First Amendment Right

By David Mittleman

Flashing Headlights and a Modern Day Paul Revere

Is it against the law to flash your headlights to warn fellow drivers of a speed trap set up by the police?  That’s the million dollar question at the center of a battle between Missouri resident Michael Eli and the police.  The police claimed that it was an obstruction of justice for Mr. Eli to act like a modern day Paul Revere to warn other drivers, but was it?

Free Speech and Obstruction of Justice: a Murky Situation

The line between free speech rights entailed by the First Amendment and the …read more

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