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FROM FOLCS.ORG: Trials and Error-HUSTLER Magazine and Larry Flynt V. Jerry Falwell


“Jon Stewart can do what he does because of my case,” proclaims Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine. That case, Hustler Magazine and Larry Flynt v. Jerry Falwell, was decided more than a quarter of a century ago by the United States Supreme Court. The unanimous decision in favor of Flynt’s ad parody of Falwell ended a four year battle between the two who, ironically, went on to have a cordial relationship. Flynt first published Hustler in 1974 and spent the next two decades fighting obscenity laws that criminalized its sale. Forty years later he looks back on his battle for what he calls the “right to be left alone.”

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