Free Speech, Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Is Fortunetelling Protected Speech? Signs Point to Yes.

While we recognize that some fortunetellers may make fraudulent statements, just as some lawyers or journalists may, we see nothing in the record to suggest that fortunetelling always involves fraudulent statements.

Judge Clayton Greene Jr., writing for the Maryland Court of Appeals in Nefedro v. Montgomery County, which struck down a ban on paid fortunetelling on First Amendment grounds.

(Gavel bang: ABA State and Local Government Law newsletter.)

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