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Only in America: The freedom to name-drop

A local councilman threatens to sue over the use of his name in the newspaper — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Frederick County, Maryland, councilman threatened to sue a local newspaper if it continued to print his name in news stories without his permission. "Use my name again unauthorized, and you'll be paying for an attorney," said Republican Kirby Delauter. Citing "that whole First Amendment thing," The Frederick News-Post printed Delauter's name dozens of times in a mocking editorial.