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Larry Flynt & US Supreme Court, & the Resignation of the Speaker of the House
The Hudson Union Society™ www.hudsonunionsociety.com is where today's leaders come to discuss tomorrow's ideas. If you live not to far from New York, please join us in person. Larry Flynt pushed the limits of American tolerance. Its publisher, a grade-school dropout, was nobody's hero, but circumstance would cast him as an era's last crusader. It was a role that brought Flynt both ruin and glory. Flynt becomes the unlikely champion of the First Amendment when he takes his fight against the Rev. Jerry Falwell all the way to the Supreme Court. He is paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries sustained in a 1978 assassination attempt. Flynt and his lawyer Gene Reeves Jr. were shot by a sniper in an ambush near the county courthouse in Lawrenceville. The shooting left Flynt partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound, with permanent spinal cord damage. White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin confessed to the shootings many years later, claiming he was outraged by an interracial photo shoot in Hustler. Franklin has never been brought to trial for the attempted killing. Milos Forman directed the famous film The People vs. Larry Flynt that starred Woody Harrelson, Ed Norton and Courtney Love. Flynt has become a passionate advocate for free speech and a fearless crusader against political hypocrisy wherever he finds it.