“There is in fact a U.S. Supreme Court ruling dating to 1988 that the First Amendment’s free-speech guarantee extends to the protection of intentional infliction of emotional distress on public figures, actually again relating to Hustler magazine, in which they printed a parodic ad stating that Jerry Falwell had sex with his mother in an outhouse.”

Sam Lindsay-Levine, Feministing

Posted May 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink