The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case of Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell for Hustler.

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case of Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell in favor of Hustler. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, in a unanimous verdict, declares: “The State’s interest in protecting public figures from emotional distress is not sufficient to deny First Amendment protection to speech that is patently offensive …”

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