^ It's my understanding that sending a Judge ex-parte communications in reference to a case can be illegal (in some situations). I could be wrong.
But I'm not getting down on someone for exercising constitutional rights. If they want to file for their permit, and protest on the steps of the courthouse and hold up signs, and give a speech about why the judge should rule one way or the other - that's fine.
I'm all for it.
Yay First Amendment.
But that isn't what happened.