Two men charged with selling Obama Condoms (“Hope is Not a Form of Protection”) and Palin Condoms (“When Abortion is Not an Option”) without vendor licenses cannot claim the First Amendment as a defense, a Manhattan judge has ruled.

In motions to dismiss, the defendants likened the condoms to buttons and bumper stickers, which are explicitly exempted as free speech from New York City’s licensing code.

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