64 Fed. Comm. L.J. 247 (2011-2012)
Of Burning Houses and Roasting Pigs: Why Butler v. Michigan Remains a Key Free Speech Victory More than a Half-Century Later

handle is hein.journals/fedcom64 and id is 255 raw text is: Of Burning Houses and Roasting Pigs:
Why Butler v. Michigan Remains a
Key Free Speech Victory More than a
Half-Century Later
Clay Calvert*
I. INTRODUCTION.      ................................... 248
II. THE STORY BEHIND BUTLER AND THE PRINCIPLE TO WHICH IT
GAVE RISE: BURNING DOWN THE FIRST AMENDMENT
HOUSE TO ROAST THE OFFENDING PIG..............     ........ 251
III. THE LASTING LEGACY OF BUTLER ON FIRST AMENDMENT
JURISPRUDENCE.       ................................ 259
A.   Ginsberg v. New York.....        ................... 260
B.   FCC v. Pacifica Foundation..  .........................262
C    Bolger v. Youngs Drug Products Corp............................ 264
D.   Sable Communications of California v. FCC..................265
E.   Reno v. ACLU.......................            ...... 266
F.   United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc........268
G.   Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition....     ............ 269
IV. CONCLUSION         ...................................270
* Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and Founding
Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida-
Gainesville; B.A. in Communication, Stanford University; J.D., (Order of the Coif),
University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law; Ph.D. in Communication, Stanford
University. Member, State Bar of California. The Author thanks Mirelis Torres of the
University of Florida for her suggestions and editing of a draft of this Article.

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