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Secret Service Agents Seek Immunity From Suit Over Steven Howards Arrest For Confronting Dick Cheney

Secret Service Agents Seek Immunity From Suit Over Steven Howards Arrest For Confronting Dick Cheney

By DAN ELLIOTT

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/secret-service-agents-see_n_937705.html

DENVER -- Two Secret Service agents on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to rule that they are immune from a lawsuit filed by a Colorado man who claims they violated his First Amendment rights when he was arrested for confronting then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

Steven Howards was arrested in the resort town of Beaver Creek in 2006 after he touched Cheney on the arm and told him his Iraq War policies were "disgusting." The lawsuit claims that agents Virgil D. "Gus" Reichle Jr. and Dan Doyle arrested him in retaliation for criticizing Cheney.

Howards originally sued several agents, claiming they violated his Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure, as well as his right to free speech. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled all the agents were immune on the Fourth Amendment claims, and that all the agents except Reichle and Doyle were immune on the free speech claim.

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