Willful Misconduct: An act involving conscious wrongdoing or known prohibited action; willful misconduct involves deliberate or intentional wrongdoing with knowledge of or wanton and reckless disregard of its probable consequences.
Supreme Court ruled unanimously written by Judge William Rehnquist concerning Hustler Magazine v Jerry Falwell
"At the heart of the First Amendment is the recognition of the fundamental importance of the free flow of ideas and opinions on matters of public interest and concern. The freedom to speak one's mind is not only an aspect of individual liberty – and thus a good unto itself – but also is essential to the common quest for truth and the vitality of society as a whole."
Supreme Court Judge Scalia wrote concerning Pope v Illinois
"Just as there is no use arguing about taste, there is no use litigating about it."
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