Attachment ambiguity of the week

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Annie Ropeik, "N.H. Defends Laconia Law Barring Female Nudity In U.S. Supreme Court Appeal", New Hampshire Public Radio 12/6/2019:

New Hampshire has filed a response with the U.S. Supreme Court in the so-called “Free the Nipple” case of three women arrested for going topless at Weirs Beach in 2016.

The high court had asked to hear from the state, which an attorney for the women appealing says shows at least one justice may be interested in the issue.

The women say the Laconia ordinance under which they were convicted is unconstitutional and discriminates based on gender.

Or with lower attachment of the prepositional phrase (yes, that's what it's called), you'd have the vexed constitutional question of whether a municipal ordinance could impose a dress code on the U.S. Supreme Court, even for the representatives of its own state.

[h/t Charlie Hallinan]

The obligatory screenshot:


  1. dw said,

    December 6, 2019 @ 12:51 pm

    Here's another gem from the BBC:

    "Indian police kill rape and murder suspects".

  2. S Frankel said,

    December 6, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

    It does say that the women are appealing.

  3. Bartleby said,

    December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am

    @S Frankel: Good one.

  4. Rose Eneri said,

    December 7, 2019 @ 11:26 am

    @ S Frankel – LOL

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