The Texas Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that political satire is a protected form of free speech, even if it's not clearly labeled or attributes false quotes to public officials. Writing for the court, Justice Wallace Jefferson noted there were numerous clues that an alternative weekly's article was a joke, including an unorthodox headline and photo, and reference to a fictional group called God-fearing Opponents of Freedom (GOOF).
Satire's Not Free Speech -- Wait, Just Kidding
September 13, 2004
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