Thomas Gallagher, the Riverside lawyer who tried unsuccessfully to repeal the First Amendment and have Connecticut govern churches is reported as undismayed by his -what he calls temporary- defeat. He’ll reintroduce it next session, he vows and until then will keep busy pursuing his first passion, harassing children. Gallagher first gained local fame when he discovered that children were playing wiffleball on an unsanctioned field and sued to shut them down. He has since spent his time hunting down unlicensed lemonade stands and pulling wings off flies.
Asked if he had ever heard of the First Amendment, attorney Gallagher was stumped for a moment, then snapped his fingers and said, “it’s the right to get a law degree and make life miserable for anyone who does something that annoys you, right? Yeah sure, that’s why I went to law school in the first place – I know that one!”