Friday, February 26, 2010

U.S. Court of Appeals: Zombies have right to free speech

Although their speech is largely comprised of moaning and the occasional "braainnssss," a U.S. Court of Appeals released a ruling on Wednesday guaranteeing the right of free speech to the walking dead, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The ruling actually refers to seven protesters dressed as zombie (the slow-moving, shuffling kind) who were wrongfully arrested for disorderly conduct in 2006 in Minneapolis as part of a consumerism protest.

The ruling "reanimates the group's federal lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and its police, seeking damages of at least $50,000 for each person arrested."

So while the protesters are suing the city, George A. Romero should sue them for intellectual theft for ripping off his "zombies in mall" Dawn of the Dead plotline.

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