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David Boies Sues Alan Dershowitz for Defamation

On November 7th, famed attorney David Boies filed a defamation suit against Alan Dershowitz, another high-profile lawyer, in New York State Supreme Court. According to the complaint, Dershowitz, who has been accused by two women of sexually abusing them when they were underage, has publicly and falsely disparaged Boies in the media on nine separate occasions.  

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Twitter

As Whistleblower’s Identity Spreads, Social Media Companies Are Asked to Intervene

Should social media companies remove posts with the whistleblower's name to protect the person from harm? Facebook and Twitter have different answers.

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Federal Judge Drops ‘Covington Boys’ Defamation Lawsuit Against Sen. Warren

A federal judge in Kentucky dropped a libel case against Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Deborah Haaland (D-NM). The two were sued for libel in August by the families of eight teenagers from Covington Catholic High School for spreading allegedly false and defamatory information on social media.

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How an Email to Students about a College Football Game Turned into a Free Speech Controversy

“The issue wasn’t that the SGA email said ‘Protest Trump and you’ll be kicked out'," a student at the University of Alabama said. "The issue was that the timing was suspect, and seemed intended to have a chilling effect on students who may have been planning on booing or protesting."

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North Carolina Supreme Court To Decide on ‘Actual Malice’ in a Defamation Suit Against a Local Newspaper

N&O reporter Mandy Locke is facing a defamation lawsuit over a series of articles in which she appeared to question the judgement of a State Bureau of Investigation agent. The case was heard in North Carolina's Supreme Court on Monday.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unblocks Follower from Twitter, Issues Public Apology

“I have reconsidered my decision to block Dov Hikind from my Twitter account,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement on Monday. “Mr. Hikind has a First Amendment right to express his views and should not be blocked for them.” 

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E. Jean Carroll Files a Defamation Suit against Trump for Saying She Lied About Sexual Assault

“Decades ago, the now president of the United States raped me," said Carroll in a statement. "While I can no longer hold Donald Trump accountable for assaulting me more than 20 years ago, I can hold him accountable for lying about it and I fully intend to do so."

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Federal Judge Dismisses $300 Million Defamation Suit Against Three Media Companies Brought by Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

On October 31, a federal judge dismissed a $300 million defamation suit brought by the former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff […]

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