UPDATE: What is happening with Doug Hughes?
No good deed goes unpunished. American hero Doug Hughes is in Washington D.C. this week for a federal court hearing on his April 15th act of civil disobedience. Hughes landed on the Capitol lawn in a gyrocopter to personally deliver 535 letters, one for each Member of Congress, which urged campaign finance reform in order to get the corrupting influence of money out of politics.
Back in Washington for a Monday morning status hearing at the federal courthouse, Florida mailman Douglas Hughes showed no fear about going to trial for his April 15 gyrocopter flight to the West Front.
“I don’t think I should be doing hard jail time for a flight that brought attention to corruption in Congress,” the 61-year-old said, speaking to reporters on a sidewalk blocks from the Capitol. […]
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