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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

After NSA, DHS Warn Merchant Over His Wares, Public Citizen Files Suit

Public Citizen has filed suit on behalf of Dan McCall, who runs a site called Liberty Maniacs, and who sells merchandise that makes fun of, among others, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Those agencies aren't laughing, and have warned Mr. McCall that they don't think his mugs decorated with the NSA seal and labelled "Spying On You Since 1952" are very funny. Public Citizen and Mr. McCall, on the other hand, think the mug and his other sellables are both mirth-worthy and protected by the First Amendment. Hence, the lawsuit. Read the complaint here.

 

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