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Defamation

Alex Jones Sues Massachusetts Congressional Candidate For Defamation

Alex Jones is suing Massachusetts Congressional candidate Brianna Wu over a tweet he alleges defamed him. In a June 17 tweet, Wu suggests that Jones emailed child pornography to the parents of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.

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Justin Fairfax

Virginia Lt. Governor Files $400 Million Defamation Suit Against CBS

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax, is suing CBS for defamation for airing separate interviews with two women, Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson, who have accused him of sexual assault.

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High School Classmate of Justice Kavanaugh Sues HuffPost for Defamation

An article written by Ashley Feinberg about Kavanaugh's high school class implied that Derrick Evans was implicated in the death of David Kennedy.

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Sarah Pallin

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Sarah Palin’s Defamation Suit Against NY Times

A federal appeals court reinstated Sarah Palin’s 2017 defamation suit against The New York Times. Palin had sued the paper for an editorial that she alleges incorrectly linked her and her PAC to the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona. “This case is ultimately about the First Amendment, but the subject matter implicated in this appeal is far less dramatic: rules of procedure and pleading standards,” reads the unanimous decision by the federal appeal court judges.

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Neo-Nazi Publisher, Andrew Anglin, Found Liable for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

A federal judge ordered Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the neo-Nazi site, the Daily Stormer, and one of his followers […]

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Elizabeth Warren

Covington Teens Sue Elizabeth Warren and 11 Other High-Profile Individuals for Defamation

The families of eight teenagers from Covington, Kentucky have filed a libel lawsuit in Kentucky’s Kenton County Circuit Court against […]

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Nicholas Sandmann

Deep Dive: The Nicholas Sandmann Defamation Lawsuits

This deep dive includes information about the defamation suits stemming from a viral encounter between a group of high school boys and a Native American activist. Students can use it to understand such as protected opinion, public figure doctrine, and other First Amendment concepts.

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Federal Judge Finds Neo Nazi Publisher “Acted with Actual Malice”

A federal magistrate judge in Montana found that Andrew Anglin, publisher of Daily Stormer, a white nationalist website, “acted with actual malice” when he shared a Jewish woman’s contact information and instructed his readers to target her.

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