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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:00 PM

Saw "The Post" tonight and couldn't help thinking...

That if that case were brought before today's Supreme Court, the result would be very different. I fear we're heading for something akin at some point with tRump's constant attacks on the press. It frankly scares the hell out of me.

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Reply Saw "The Post" tonight and couldn't help thinking... (Original post)
MANative Jan 2018 OP
DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2018 #1
MANative Jan 2018 #3
DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2018 #4
MANative Jan 2018 #5
lunasun Jan 2018 #2

Response to MANative (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:03 PM

1. You might be surprised.

A conservative SCOTUS ruled unanimously in favor of Hustler magazine when Jerry Falwell sued it for libel and defamation:



https://www.oyez.org/cases/1987/86-1278

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:11 PM

3. I'd hope, but I wouldn't bet the house on it. Nt

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Response to MANative (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:14 PM

4. BTW I saw it too...

When they were showing trailers they showed the trailer for Chappaquiddick. As someone who idolizes the Kennedys I don't even like to think of that incident.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:25 PM

5. Haven't seen that trailer yet, but I feel the same way about the Kennedys.

My family had numerous connections to them in MA and I treasure a number of personal photographs of JFK with my grandfather, who was the mayor of our small town while Jack was Senator.

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Response to MANative (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:05 PM

2. Too real of a possibility now.

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