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24/02/1988 Supreme Court defends right to satirize public figures


Hustler Magazine vs Falwell: Supreme Court Review


Larry Flynt v. Jerry Falwell: Supreme Court Case - Hustler Magazine (1987)

In an 8–0 decision, the Court ruled in favor of Hustler magazine, holding that a parody ad published in the magazine depicting televangelist and political commentator Jerry Falwell as an incestuous drunk, was protected speech since Falwell was a public figure and the parody could not have been reasonably considered believable.
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