Friday, October 19, 2012

Wisconsin court: Ticket didn't violate religion

The Associated Press reported in the Chicago Tribune,
"A sheriff's deputy cited Jeffrey L. Manke for speeding in Fond du Lac County in October 2011. According to court documents, he was traveling at 71 mph in a 55-mph zone.  
"Manke argued on appeal that Wisconsin's speeding statutes violate his right to religious freedom because they prohibit a 'person' from speeding. He contended his Bible studies show he is a 'man,' not a person. ...  
"The 2nd District Court of Appeals agreed Manke is a man, which also makes him a person."
Opinion, Fond du Lac County v. Manke, 2012AP516, October 17, 2012