Greetings, The Babylon Bee readers. You may or may not be aware of the case of Novak v. City of Parma, Ohio. A quick rundown for the layperson: Mr. Anthony Novak was temporarily jailed for creating a parody Facebook page of his local police department. He has thus far been unsuccessful in suing for damages, as the courts have ruled the police have qualified immunity, and so is asking SCOTUS to review the case.
While the knockoff The Babylon Bee site The Onion filed a petition in support of Mr. Novak, we reject Mr. Novak's claim that parody is protected free speech, as parody is dangerous to those with cultural and political power. And it can hurt people's feelings.
On October 28, 2022, we at The Babylon Bee filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in this case to support the government, as nobody should be made fun of in this country.
Here is an overview of our unassailable legal argument:
Here is our brief in full:
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