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Friday, December 06, 2013

Free speech for me but not for thee (until you're older)

I was working from home this afternoon, with Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (a generally cheesy docudrama about the inside-SCOTUS workings leading to the decision in Clay v. United States) on for background noise. My daughter (who will be 8 in 3 weeks) walked into the room right at the beginning of the reenactment of oral argument in Cohen v. California, as Melville Nimmer (played by Bob Balaban) stepped to the podium and the Chief (played by Frank Langella) gave his famous warning about the Court's familiarity with the facts of the case.

I quickly hit the pause button.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on December 6, 2013 at 03:14 PM in First Amendment, Howard Wasserman | Permalink

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