Morning Reads – Thursday, August 4, 2016

On this date in 1735, Freedom of the press was established with an acquittal of John Peter Zenger. The writer of the New York Weekly Journal had been charged with seditious libel by the royal governor of New York. The jury said that “the truth is not libelous.”

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum

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xdog
xdog

Thanks for linking the letter from Missouri’s top public defender. I don’t think he’s trolling, just fed up.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

+, Trolling, nah, it was a great way for the public defender to get his point across. It would be perfect if the assigned attorney is bound to accept the duty.

Nathan
Nathan

Does this mean the Moon would fall under the jurisdiction of the USDA if it’s made of cheese?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Harry Caray: Yes! Hey! Now Ken we all know thta the moon is noty made of green cheese. But what if it were made of barbeque spare ribs would you eat it then?

Nathan
Nathan

“It’s a simple question….a baby could answer it.”

Noway2016
Noway2016

Real question, no snark. In the bathroom case linked to above, does the term “transgender boy” mean a girl wanting to become male or a boy wanting to become female? Because if he’s a born male, of course he could use the boys room. Am I following this right?

davidmac
davidmac

Transgender man means assigned female at birth.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Got it! Thanks!