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what tort applies to someone who flipped off the president?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There isn't one. You can flip off anyone you want and the president, being a public figure, has to take more abuse than anyone. One can make the argument that, if you know someone has a disposition to mental problems and you do something to aggrevate those mental problems knowing that your action will aggrevate said problems, you could be liable for intentional infliction of emotional distress. But this doesn't apply to the President.

  • hq3
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Seditious libel.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seditious_libel

    Yeah, courts found it unconstitutional before, but nowadays -- who knows?

  • 1 decade ago

    somethin about cruelty to retards....

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