It’s legal to snicker at Brazilian candidates again

It’s legal to snicker at Brazilian candidates again

Permission to laugh at election — for now

SAO PAULO (Reuters) — Brazil’s election is a laughing matter again, at least for now.

Carlos Ayres Britto, vice president of the country’s Supreme Court, late Thursday suspended a rule banning TV and radio programs from poking fun at candidates in the country’s October 3 elections.

The ban hurts constitutional principles of free expression and creates programing restraints, Britto said. His ruling, which came in response to a complaint by an association of TV and radio broadcasters, will be deliberated by a full session of the court most likely next week.

I have a hunch Sarah Palin is probably very interested in this ruling…

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