Larry & Jerry Part I

Larry and Jimmy Flynt at their trial for pandering obscenity.

Larry Flynt and Jerry Falwell.

This Briefing is PG-13 and disgusting, but unique look at free speech in America.

After pornographer and publisher Larry Flynt’s Hustler Magazine printed a disgusting parody of the reverend (for a good summary, read here), Falwell sued him for libel and claimed to suffer severe emotional distress. Here are two clips from the film The People vs. Larry Flynt. The first is a trial court cross examination of Falwell by Flynt’s attorney.  The second is a Supreme Court re-enactment of the appeal.



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