"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

A gamble?

You don’t – or at least you’re not really supposed to – lobby a court to take an action you want: You file a brief, make an oral argument.

But there’s also freedom of speech, and a group of pro-poker guys saw fit to exercise it when the question of Internet poker went before the Washington Supreme Court.

So what’re the odds it helps?

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