Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kagan wins coveted Luther Campbell endorsement; rapper praises 'my homegirl' for obscenity stance

Well, this ought to put her over the top. Former 2 Live Crew Member Luther Campbell, who was saved from a possible obscenity prosecution in part with the help of a young Williams & Connolly associate named Elena Kagan, has repaid the favor, endorsing the Supreme Court nominee in a Miami New Times op-ed:
In 1989, Broward County Sheriff Nick Navarro banned the sale of our album, As Nasty as They Wanna Be, and a federal judge backed him. We appealed. The next year, Kagan, who was working at a Washington, D.C. law firm, wrote a brief that argued the album "does not physically excite anyone who hears it, much less arouse a shameful and morbid sexual response." In other words, my homegirl Kagan was saying people could not be aroused by the lyrics "'cause my dick's on bone" or "me so horny, me fuck you long time." She realized these words did not meet the standard of appealing to prurient interests. She did a great job fighting on 2 Live Crew's behalf, which lets you know that Kagan is not easily swayed by public opinion or by politicians with their own hidden agendas.
Campbell, of course, has an undefeated record at the Supreme Court. See Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569 (1994).

(h/t Above the Law)

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