Judge D'Army Bailey hoped to use online auction juggernaut eBay to sell the bathtub James Earl Ray stood in while gunning down civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. According to AP reporter Woody Baird, Bailey received an e-mail from eBay claiming that it was against company policy to list items that "graphically portray violence or victims of violence, and lacks substantial social, artistic, or political value." [E]bay can list socially substantial, artistically relevant, and politically invaluable artifacts such as item #6310373859.

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