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    Frank Sinatra to Justice Antonin Scalia: A Remarkable 4 Page Letter in which Sinatra Expounds on his View of How the Laws Against Libel and Slander Should Be Applied. In this 1986 letter Sinatra congratulates Scalia on his appointment to the Court by President Reagan, and then appeals to their shared ethnic background and Scalia's "deep seated sense of natural justice." Sinatra complains of his unfair treatment by the media and the unfair ability of media outlets to profit from an entertainer's name and likeness and provides at great length his own theories on the limits of free speech. "After much reflection," he writes, "I decided to indulge my fantasies and write to you. This may be improper for a lawyer, but perhaps you will not resent it coming from a singer." Fascinating insights into Sinatra's feelings on a subject well known to have been a sore point - to say the least - with him. Would that we had Scalia's response. All 4 pages are reproduced on our website, and make a great read! Consigned for auction by the Estate of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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