Tuesday, February 17, 2004


This is an odd piece of news. Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion's case seems to have disappeared from the federal docket. Ed was planning to cite the 1993 Freedom of Religion and Restoration Act in his defense against the charges related to his Liberty Bell press conference, at which he had announced his candidacy for public office and lit up a joint under the protection of said Act.

Ed was definitely arrested at the time, (he has it on video), but he advises the federal district court clerk claims to have no record of this "incident" and the Federal Park police have no comment.

Ed wanted this case to go forward in order to bring his challenge. It would seem the court fears the precedent and the press that would ensue when Ed prevailed in this case. Where's Ashcroft when you actually need him?

Our earlier coverage on Ed's legal battles can be found here, here, and here.


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