Parodist Sues for Right to Poke Fun at Security Agencies

, The National Law Journal


Amid controversy over widespread spying on U.S. citizens, the National Security Agency faces a lawsuit by a man who claims a constitutional right to make fun of the agency.

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What's being said

  • youalreadyknowwhothisis

    There, I used it!

  • Ron S.

    "In an email, the NSA cited Public Law 86-36, which says that no one can 'use the initials ‘NSA,’ the words ‘National Security Agency.'"

    That means no one can write about this agency without violating the law. You could refer to the agency as an acronym whose letters appear immediately before "OTB"

    It also means it's illegal to use NSA for the acronym of "No Strings Attached."

  • Bethesda Bear

    Late night TV show hosts and jon Stewart take notice. Ditto potential hosts of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

  • JW

    This is a losing battle for the government and our citizens, not to mention free speech.

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