Does the First Amendment need revision?
It does if you're Tracey Cline, the second Durham County, North Carolina District Attorney to be removed from office in the past five years. Today Ms. Cline failed in her attempt to persuade a court that the First Amendment gave her the freedom to make the following statements, in open court, about another judge who'd overturned convictions obtained through fraudulent evidence.
This Honorable Court's authority and power are no longer controlled by constitutional limits, morality, or conscience.
This shameful, disgraceful conduct is unimaginable, but true with this Honorable Court.
That in these cases this Honorable Court's agenda is to impede the administration of justice, attack the calendaring authority of this District Attorney, and appease friends of associates who share his common agenda of falsifying prosecutorial misconduct to make and mold a media mania of unsupported and unwarranted allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, and generally whatever actions in this Court's power whether ethical or not to clandestinely hinder the operation of the District Attorney's office and to draw a media light to the media mayhem this Court personally manufactured.
[D]on't hide your dirty hands; and to those who have seen, and know, yet turn a blind eye, acknowledge that your hands are covered with the blood of justice. And be ashamed.
Cline's attorneys pointed out, in her defense, that she had always capitalized the word "Honorable" while slandering the judge, to no avail.