On a ballot to run for a seat in the Wisconsin Assembly as an independent, representing a Milwaukee district, candidates were allowed to describe themselves in just five words.
To the board's surprise one self-confident candidate, Ieshuh Griffin, chose the slogan: “NOT the white man's bitch.”
On Wednesday, the board ruled the phrase was inappropriate, but Griffin feels the slogan was her constitutional right to freedom of speech. She has gone the extra mile and filed a writ of federal habeus corpus.
Ieshuh claims she simply wanted voters to separate her from the average candidate, and she stands firm behind her choice of words. She plans to fight the decision to deny her slogan to the end.
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