MADISON (WKOW) -- A federal judge says there's no need to be sorry for a T-shirt featuring the official portrait of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin.
The T-shirt features Soglin's picture with the phrase "Sorry For Partying." It was created by the apparel company Sconnie Nation and Underground Printing-Wisconsin for sale at an annual end-of-the-year party that draws hundreds of people.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports Soglin has supported ending the event because of excessive drinking. Soglin was arrested at the precursor of the party as a UW-Madison student in 1969 when he was protesting the Vietnam War.
Photographer Michael Kienitz shot Soglin's portrait and claimed use of it on the T-shirt violated his copyright.
Federal Judge Stephen Crocker said Thursday use of the photo was OK as political criticism.
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