Thirty-four members of the group Witness Against Torture were convicted in a Washington DC court this week for their demonstration calling for the prison in Guantanamo Bay to be closed. Eighty-one protesters had initially been arrested. Their is a law against protesting on the grounds of the Supreme Court and a rational argument can be made for the need for such a law. However, there is also a rational and moral argument for the need to break this law in this case. Kudos to these folks for speaking out in dramatic fashion.
One more thing. During the trial one defendant turned his back on the judge and was held in contempt of court.