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CASE ENTRY

Novak v. City of Parma

Allegation: Parma, Ohio man satirizes local police department with fake Facebook page. (Minorities need not apply, pedophiles to receive police honors, etc.) The displeased police respond by arresting the satirist. Sixth Circuit: Ridiculing the government is as American as apple pie. Most of the satirist’s claims survive a motion to dismiss. [There’s more at Popehat.]


Tags: 2019, First Amendment, Police, Sixth Circuit

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