Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

‘Latin Dorks’ Will Disembowel Parody, Onion Tells Supreme Court

Oct. 3, 2022, 8:57 PM

It’s not every day the US Supreme Court is graced with a brief from a party describing itself as “the single most powerful and influential organization in human history.” But that’s what the justices received Monday, with the docketing of an atypical friend-of-court brief from parody website The Onion.

The brief is laced with dramatic hyperbole, jabs at the self-seriousness of the legal profession, and outlandish, obviously false declarations of fact. Filing a parody brief was of course the point, the site’s lawyers explained, as they threw their support behind an Ohio man arrested for publishing a Facebook page making ...