Snarky, profane ACLU brief supports John Oliver against coal company CEO

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS–ABA Journal

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The American Civil Liberties Union has a message for Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray: “You can’t sue people for being mean to you, Bob.”

The West Virginia ACLU filed an amicus brief in a defamation suit Murray filed against John Oliver for his June segment on the coal industry and its treatment of workers in a monologue on his HBO program, Last Week TonightVanity Fair calls the brief “hilarious,” while LawNewz calls it the “snarkiest legal brief ever.” Slate and the Hollywood Reporteralso have stories.

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