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The Onion files a brief with the Supreme Court. It's not a parody

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The Onion has some serious things to say in defense of parody.
The satirical site that manages to persuade people to believe the absurd has filed a Supreme Court brief in support of a man who was arrested and prosecuted for making fun of police on social media.
“As the globe's premier parodists, The Onion's writers also have a self-serving interest in preventing political authorities from imprisoning humorists," lawyers for the Onion wrote in a brief filed Monday. "This brief is submitted in the interest of at least mitigating their future punishment.”
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