Prof. William McGrath Says First Amendment foils Lohan's Privacy Right

Posted March 27, 2013 by

March 22 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Lohan has let her lawyers loose on rap singer Armando Perez, better known as Pitbull. Pitbull has created a song that, according to Lohan, contains an "unwarranted, unauthorized and unfavorable" mention of her name in the lyrics. Unthinkable!

Cases of this type bring the First Amendment into play. From political ditties of the colonial era to love songs by Paul Anka to "99 Problems" by Jay-Z, music has always been a means by which people express ideas. As such, it is a protected form of expression under the First Amendment.

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