The Insane Clown Posse’s case against the FBI has been revived by a federal appeals court.
Superfans of the Insane Clown Posse known as “Juggalos” were classified as a “hybrid gang” by a 2011 FBI report. ICP didn’t take kindly to the suggestion that their fans were criminals, and the harrasment by authorities that the report could open them up to, so they teamed up with the American Civil Liberties Union to file suit against the FBI.
The case was thrown out by Detroit judge Robert Cleland, who bought the FBI’s argument that the Bureau has no control over the ways in which local authorities interpret their report. According to the Associated Press, however, Cleland’s decision was overturned in a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, meaning that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope will have their day in court. Whoop Whoop!
For more on ICP, check out our interview with Violent J, where the horrorcore clown-rapper discusses faith and fandom.