This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, perhaps the most important First Amendment case in American history. In the words of the great First Amendment scholar Alexander Meiklejohn, the decision was "an occasion for dancing in the streets." Why was Sullivan so important?
What's interesting about all this is how the fashion world circled the wagons around Galliano once these incidents came to light. (Hey, we don't call it "fashism" here for nothing.)