Earlier this year, Insane Clown Posse and four juggalos filed a lawsuit against the FBI. The reason? ICP and crew felt the federal institution's classification of Juggalos—which claimed the group was a "loosely organized hybrid gang"—was "unwarranted and unlawful."
Eventually, the Justice Department urged the Detroit judge working the case to throw it out. Today the case has been completely dismissed.
The judge in question, Robert Cleland, argued that the federal government is not responsible for the actions of local law enforcement regarding regional classifications of Juggalos. The ACLU is planning on appealing the judge's decision, and ICP isn't giving up just yet.
"This is not the end. We'll keep fighting to clear the Juggalo family name," said ICP's Joseph Bruce, aka Violent J. "While it is easy to fear what one does not understand, discrimination and bigotry against any group of people is just plain wrong and un-American."