Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Mother-In-Law Is Such A Bitch, She's Gonna Sue Me Over This Joke . . .

I believe I may have posted about this case in the past, if not here's a link to the account of the comedian sued by her In-laws for joking about their racism.  That's rioght, stand-up comedian Sunda Croonquist is half black and half Swedish.  Croonquist based a stand up routine on her in-law's sensitivity to her bi-racial status and the in-laws sued! 

Yesterday a US District Judge in New Jersey held that the 1st Amendment protected the comedian's speech and that subjective opinion as to racism are not sufficiently subject to proof so as to enable a defamation action to proceed.

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