Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:53 am
Faulkner estate settles lawsuit over newspaper ad
The Associated Press
U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson dismissed the lawsuit Dec. 12. Terms of the settlement are sealed.
The Faulkner estate sued in 2012 over use of what it said was a quote from a 1956 essay Faulkner wrote in Harper's Magazine. The Independence Day ad in the Post used the phrase: "We must be free; not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."
The same quote, but with different punctuation, was the conclusion to Faulkner's essay criticizing the South's response to school integration.