Man Is Arrested for Parody—The Onion Files Supreme Court Brief

From a New York Times story by Eduardo Medina headlined “Area Man Is Arrested for Parody. The Onion Files a Supreme Court Brief.”:

A man who was arrested over a Facebook parody aimed at his local police department is trying to take his case to the Supreme Court. He has sought help from an unlikely source, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Monday.

“Americans can be put in jail for poking fun at the government?” the brief asked. “This was a surprise to America’s Finest News Source and an uncomfortable learning experience for its editorial team.”