Popular parody website files amicus brief laced with satire to the Supreme Court

The popular parody news outlet The Onion sent an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of a parody social media page, arguing in favor of the free speech rights of satire outlets.

“The Onion cannot stand idly by in the face of a ruling that threatens to disembowel a form of rhetoric that has existed for millennia, that is particularly potent in the realm of political debate, and that, purely incidentally, forms the basis of The Onion’s writers’ paychecks,” the website’s lawyer, Stephen van Stempvoort, wrote in the brief.

The case at issue, Anthony Novak v. City of

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