Friday, May 11, 2007

Grimm Tales in the Marines

Lawyers David Leffler and Jennifer Rose recently blogged about a Chicago legal case where a high school boy, Allen Lee, was brought up on criminal charges for writing a paper in his creative writing class that contained a number of violent references. This had repercussions beyond school as well, as the Marine Corps has discharged Allen from his contract, ending his career with the Marines before it ever began.

To kick off their campaign to highlight the absurdity of it all they're asking people to quote what would today likely be controversial language from a classic piece of literature, and post it on their blogs, or if you don't have a blog, leave a comment. For his first contribution, David included a quote from Grimm's Fairy Tales!