Monday, March 10, 2014


PJ O'Rourke and the CATO institute have prepared an amicus brief for submission to the Supreme Court. It is a gem and has the following:
 Laws like Ohio’s here, which criminalize “false” speech, do not replace truthiness, satire, and snark with high-minded ideas and “just the facts.” Instead, they chill speech such that spin becomes silence. More importantly, Ohio’s ban of lies and damn lies* is inconsistent with the First Amendment.
* Amici are unsure how much torture statistics can withstand before they too run afoul of the law.
 It is 15 pages so only if you have plenty of time.

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