In a judgement issued yesterday(9-5-12) unrelated to this weeks arrests in the Capitol a Dane county judge included:
"Here, the Plaintiffs were issued citations for holding a sign on the first floor of the rotunda. As such, their signs were not "erected, attached, [or] mounted," which therefore means that their actions could only fall within the text of § Adm. 2.07(2) if their signs were "displayed." However, the word "displayed" implies something more than an individual holding a handmade sign over their head. Instead, as is generally known, the Capitol rotunda is frequently a place where freestanding artwork and such things are showcased, especially around the holiday season.
The term "displayed" implies something like a freestanding exhibit showcased in the Capitol, not an individual holding a handmade sign over their head comparing the governor to a character in a comic book. Thus, the terms of § Adm. 2.07(2) does not prohibit the Plaintiffs' conduct."
Photos and additional footage courtesy of Leslie Amsterdam