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Roy Moore and Sacha Baron Cohen

Federal Judge Dismisses $95 Million Defamation Suit Against Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen

A federal judge dismissed a long-running defamation suit brought by former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. The suit was filed in September 2018, after Cohen’s satirical Showtime series, “Who Is America?” aired a spot featuring Moore.

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Stanford Law School Sends the Wrong Message About Satire, Protected Speech with Investigation of Student

One would think that those running Stanford Law School—an elite law school within an elite university—would know well what students’ First Amendment rights are, and what speech is protected by those rights. That’s why it was so jarring to see administrators there recently threaten a student’s graduation over a satirical email he sent to the law school community.

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University of California Student

Appeals Court Rules that University Violated Satirical Publications’ First Amendment Rights

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a lower court’s ruling that had dismissed a lawsuit brought […]

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Roy Moore and Sacha Baron Cohen

Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen For $95 Million In Defamation Case

Click here to see updated post on the dismissal of the suit Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is suing […]

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Emotional Distress: “Outrageousness” Has an Inherent Subjectiveness

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress A satiric attack on Jerry Falwell, a Baptist pastor and founder of the conservative group, […]

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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

A satiric attack on Jerry Falwell, a Baptist pastor and founder of the conservative group, the Moral Majority, resulted in […]

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