‘The Onion’ Created Quite Possibly the Funniest Legal Document of All Time on Behalf of Dude from Parma

Andrew Novak criticized the Parma Police and spent four days in jail for it. "America's finest news source" is on his side.

By Lee DeVito

The humor website The Onion filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in defense of the very concept of parody, and perhaps as no surprise, the legal document is a hilariously meta must-read. The 18-page filing contains plenty of the searing satire the Chicago-based news website is known for, opening with claims that “The Onion is the world’s leading news publication, offering highly acclaimed, universally revered coverage of breaking national, international, and local news events” before veering into the history of parody and poking fun at the very form of a legal document, including  “a paragraph of gripping legal analysis” written entirely in Latin...

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