Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.
Rest in peace to one of humanity’s greatest leaders.
From The Smoking Gun, detailing a lawsuit regarding Eminem and a former schoolmate.
OCTOBER 20—Cross one lawsuit off Eminem’s litigation list. A Michigan judge Friday tossed out a complaint filed by a former grade school classmate of the star who claimed that he was defamed by lyrics from “The Slim Shady LP,” the rapper’s 1999 debut. In a 14-page ruling, a copy of which you’ll find here, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Deborah Servitto used rap verse to dismiss DeAngelo Bailey’s suit, ruling that, “The lyrics are stories no one would take as fact/they’re an exaggeration of a childish act.” Bailey, a 32-year-old sanitation worker, is portrayed in the song “Brain Damage” as a bully who pummeled little Em in a school bathroom in 1982—the same year the rapper’s mother unsuccessfully sued the Roseville Community Schools over the beatings her son allegedly received from Bailey.
The Overbreadth Doctrine
The reason we have courts is courts interpret words in law in an official capacity. This is especially in the cases of ‘overbreadth’, a law being too broad or vague that there may be misinterpretations that traverses the boarder between constitutional or unconstitutional.
My partisan mode is on again…
“ It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones. ”
Yes, folks. The likelihood of being victimized by your government is higher than the likelihood of being actually victimized by genuine terrorists.
Sad, sad society.
Infographic courtesy of Meg McLain.