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<22{5[2(02)]}> Lawyer: My client, television commentator Jonas Cassell, was fired by the network that employed him for criticizing one of the network’s major sponsors. However, Cassell’s comments were said off the record at a private party, and only became public because they were caught on a camera phone and posted on the Internet. Since the comments were not made on the air, the firing clearly violates my client’s right to free speech.
Opposing lawyer: Of course Cassell has the right to criticize a sponsor of his network at a private party, but the network’s executives also have the right to fire a television commentator who was caught expressing views they consider harmful to the network.
The lawyers disagree over whether

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