In a decision that jangled the nerves of some elected officials, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last week reaffirmed a basic liberty established by the founding fathers: the right to be rude at public meetings. But she was stunned to be threatened with removal from a Southborough Select Board meeting in December 2018 for criticizing the board. “I didn’t go in with any anticipation of a knock-down, drag-out, but surprise, surprise,” Ms. Barron, 71, said in an interview. Ms. Barron said he called her “disgusting” and told her she would be escorted out if she did not leave. With such a gesture, she said, “This would have been put to bed.”The post Residents’ Right to Be Rude Upheld by Massachusetts Supreme Court appeared first on New York Times.