Thanks to Reason magazine's Radley Balko for mentioning the Robbins case on Hit & Run. As Balko writes,
But every right is a "right against retaliation." That's sort of the whole point. A citizen of the most repressive regime on earth can still criticize the government, assemble with anti-government activists, and practice his religion. What separates free societies from oppressive ones is what happens to him afterward.
Just so. Let's hope the Supreme Court understands that.