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I agree it was worse for them then, but they chose (correctly) to initially confront law abiding adversaries like bus companies vs. protesting to the cross burning violent people. When confronting the federal court system, every single part of it has the ability to shoot you for non-compliance when taken far enough, or lock you away for years.

I thought Aaron was supposed to have been confronting law-abiding adversaries like JSTOR and other academic journal holders.

I wasn't aware that his activism had anything to do with the Federal justice system per se.

Either way, they don't have the option of simply shooting you on a whim (except insofar as anyone could theoretically decide to do that) or locking you away for years either (a jury is also required for this).

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