The Onion defends right to parody in very real supreme court brief supporting local satirist

Long-running satirical publication files legal document relating to case of man who was arrested for making fun of police

The clarion call of justice is sounding across America once again, thanks to the tireless efforts of its finest purveyor of made-up news.

The Onion, the long-running satirical publication, has filed a very real legal document with the US supreme court, urging it to take on a case centered on the right to parody. And in order to make a serious legal point, the filing does what the Onion does best, offering a big helping of total nonsense.

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