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    Re: Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Ouch. This is a hard one to tell as it is pitting one right against another. I know the one lawyer is trying to use the SC's decision about the WBC but I don't think that it is the same circumstances so not really sure if it will fly basing it off of that.

    I can see both sides on this issue and just can't decide on it. It will ultimately come down to which right is greater? Free speech? Or privacy? I don't envy the judges on this one.
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    Re: Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Can he be sued for libel or defamation if no names were named?
    I would say yes since with these very court proceedings he has acknowledged that it was about her, and every newspaper in that area is probably advertising that fact. So if the court doesn't side with her and he is lying she could sue him.
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    Re: Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    She is -- on that billboard.
    Well, her name is Nani. Just like the bottom line, made-up name.

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    Re: Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I think the right to privacy is more important for non-public citizens than the right to free speech. And I say that as an ardent supporter of free speech.

    I don't think it's right to air such things in such a public venue. And a billboard is nothing but public. Which is what makes it different from, say, posting it up on a social network site such as Facebook.

    But, then again, if I was that woman I would post a billboard on the other side of the highway showing a picture of that man and state, "I wouldn't have had an abortion if this guy wasn't such a ****ing asshole."

    Free speech cuts both ways.
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    Re: Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I scanned that article before posting. I understand that he didn't say any of the things I said he could have said. That's why I was saying he could have said them -- in other words, he could have opened up his mouth and very easily defeated the BS arguments that jammed him up. He didn't because he's an idiot, but if he had he would've been in a better position.

    Sorry, I guess I should've been clearer.

    Anyway, I don't think his rights should be subject to how smart he is in explaining how and why he is exercising them.
    Shoulda coulda woulda. Yes the guy was an idiot and let the truth out instead of lying. (I'll actually commend him for telling the truth) Since he told the truth then he is subject to any crime that he may have commited. Such as lible and harrassment.
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    Re: Seriously. A billboard??!

    Douche bag of the ****ing year.

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    Re: Seriously. A billboard??!

    While people have a freedom of speech, people also have an expectation of privacy, especially regarding confidential medical information. Therefore, posting such a thing in such a public way concerning the private information of a private citizen should get this guy in serious trouble.

    But if the court rules in the ex-boyfriend's favor then I'm going to go on a fundraising drive so that the ex-giirlfriend can afford to post a billboard on the other side of the highway explaining that the reason why she had an abortion was because of how much of a ****ing loser he is and wouldn't have been able to take care of the kid anyway.
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    Re: Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Well, her name is Nani. Just like the bottom line, made-up name.
    I get that the person referenced on the billboard is a real person with a real name and real feelings and real rights.

    I'm saying that if I were to drive down that street and see that billboard and not be familiar with the story, I wouldn't have any idea who it was talking about -- and that's why he shouldn't have to take it down.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

    Absolutely he should take it down. It's a violation of her privacy, and medical issues are privileged. Should someone have the right to put up a billboard disclosing an individual has HIV or AIDS? Has gotten a vasectomy... or worse, pretended to have gotten a vasectomy then impregnated his sexual partners? How about a billboard disclosing your medical history with cancer, mental illness, alcoholism, or some other condition that causes your insurance company to cancel your health coverage and that prospective employer to turn you away?

    I cannot believe there is even one person out there who believes this crap should be legal.
    Last edited by DiAnna; 06-07-11 at 11:09 PM.

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    Re: Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

    How exactly did he violate her privacy? Can you point to a single solitary aspect of that billboard that identifies her specifically in any way?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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