Supreme Court

Supreme Court to Review Secret Service Treatment of Protesters

Those who opposed the president treated differently from supporters


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether two U.S. Secret Service agents can be sued for allegedly treating protesters gathered in support of former President George W. Bush more favorably than protesters critical of him.

Agents Tim Wood and Rob Savage, backed by the administration of President Barack Obama, appealed a lower court ruling that allowed the lawsuit against them to move forward.

The case concerns an incident that took place on October 14, 2004, when Bush, then president, was staying at the Jacksonville Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon.