Does anyone know where I can find the full ruling and if it has been overturned?
It has not been overturned. The defendants and City of Alamogordo settled out of court after the ruling. $28,000 for Mr. St. John, I believe.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."