This article is from the Michael Moore FAQ, by Edward Champion firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
I had never experienced such a blatant violation of our First Amendment rights.
Over the weekend we hired one of the top First Amendment attorneys in the
country, Victor Kovner, and went on the offensive. The New York media rallied
to our side. Within 24 hours, Mayor Giuliani went in front of the TV cameras
and reversed himself. No one in NYC could remember a time when Giuliani had
backed down so quickly.