Amendment case set to be heard

A lawsuit brought against West Point military academy for allegedly violating the First Amendment rights of eight protesters from Westchester is set to be heard.

At a news conference Monday, members of the group said they filed the lawsuit after being evicted from an Army-Navy basketball game in February 2008 because of a protest against the Iraq war.

But military officials have argued that military installations such as West Point are not public forums, making it unlawful to demonstrate, picket or protest there.

Jurors are expected to be sworn in Tuesday at U.S. District Court.

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