Weird News Central: The Middle Finger's Pointed History
Friday, March 5, 2010 17:02 GMTNEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Hold up your middle finger and salute its your Constitutional right.
Federal law and even one Supreme Court decision have upheld freedom of expression, even if its offensive.
This week, AOL Senior Correspondent Buck Wolf has details on the middle fingers long, pointed legal history.
Peoples Constitutional right to flip the bird is now at the heart of a lawsuit in Clackamas, Oregon, where a man is claiming he was harassed for flipping off police officers after being pulled over at a speed trap.
The bird-flipping culprit, Robert Ekas, is now representing himself in court against cops and has the backing of several Constitutional experts.
Wolf explains, Some consider shooting the middle finger the ultimate insult, but to a few civil rights advocates, its one more way for Americans to say, Were No. 1.