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Is the MTA infringing on the free speech rights?

BY STEVEN T. JONES
Wednesday January 9, 2008

Is the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency infringing on the free speech rights of transit riders? That's the question raised by a pair of recent incidents in which a bus driver and a cable car operator ejected riders for carrying campaign signs.

The most recent incident occurred New Year's Day, when more than a dozen sign-wielding supporters of Ron Paul for United States president boarded a cable car at Fisherman's Wharf, waving their signs and chanting their support as the number 12 car moved up the hill.

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