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Apparently a musician needs to wear more than a violin if they want to play music outside the Federal Courthouse in Multnomah County in Portland, Oregon. Back in May 2014, musician Matthew Mglej, 26, was arrested for stripping down nude as a political protest to support “transparency” in government and was arrested by police on public indecency charges.

Mglej brought a $1.1 million lawsuit claiming his First Amendment rights were violated as well being a victim of claimed police excessive force, however a judge turned down Mglej’s suit claiming that his use of public nudity did not really advance his claimed political message.

Sometimes it sure doesn’t pay to fiddle around….