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DU-folk are :hi5: ing, but the judge's "reasoning" is very narrow and seems pretty tenuous. The lawsuit could be reinstated (and hopefully assigned to a different judge). Because his ruling cited specifics that may be peculiar to the WashPost where other "news" outlets and celebri-holes wrote/spoke differently, it may not affect other cases (though those other cases, where they cited the WashPost, could rebound into the WashPost case in appeal).
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EXCLUSIVE: 8 Covington Catholic Teens Sue ‘Most Egregious High-Profile Individuals’ for Defamation
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/exclusive-8-covington-catholic-teens-sue-most-egregious-high-profile-individuals-for-defamation/

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Lawyers for eight Covington Catholic students (John Does 1-8) filed a defamation lawsuit on Thursday in Kentucky’s Kenton County Circuit Court against 12 individuals — lawmakers, journalists/media figures and social media personalities included.

Attorneys Robert Barnes (disclosure: Barnes has written columns for Law&Crime) and Kevin Murphy began the suit by going back to January 18, 2019, when, they say, “A field trip to our nation’s capital for a group of minors from Covington, Kentucky turned into a social media nightmare that changed their futures forever.”

This was when MAGA hat wearing high school students (Nick Sandmann, in particular) came face to face with a 65-year-old Native American man identified as Nathan Phillips. The lawsuit said that the defendants jumped to conclusions, painting the plaintiffs as racists, lying about an event they didn’t witness firsthand, and libeling the minors. (Note that these minors are bringing this lawsuit through their parents.)

Who is being sued by them.
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The defendants have been named as follows (Law&Crime is not including a copy of the lawsuit here so as not publicize their addresses): 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), CNN’s Ana Navarro, Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, comedian Kathy Griffin, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, Reza Aslan (formerly of CNN), Kentucky entrepreneur Adam Edelen, Princeton University History Professor Kevin M. Kruse, activist and journalist Shaun King, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery and Rewire.News editor-in-chief Jodi Jacobson.

Elizabeth Warren is running for President and that could be dashed. Kathy Griffin is also being sued. Hope they all lose big.

I have not heard of any charges being filed against people who made death threats.
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