Bruce Pardoned For Obscenity 37 Years After Death

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Comedian Lenny Bruce was posthumously pardoned yesterday by Gov. George E. Pataki, 39 years after being convicted of obscenity for using bad words in a nightclub act, the New York Times reports. Pataki called the pardon “a declaration of New York’s commitment to upholding the First Amendment.” Fighting a four-month sentence over a 1964 performance,
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