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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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Judge reopens Covington Catholic teen's $250 million lawsuit against Washington Post
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/28/nick-sandmann-covington-catholic-student-washingto/

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A federal judge in Kentucky has reopened the $250 million defamation case filed by a Covington Catholic student against the Washington Post after dismissing it in July, allowing the lawsuit to proceed but narrowing its focus.

U.S. District Court Judge William Bertelsman agreed to permit discovery on three of 33 allegedly libelous statements in the Post’s coverage of the Jan. 18 incident pertaining to teenager Nicholas Sandmann. The Post has insisted that its reporting was fair and accurate.

All three flagged statements from the newspaper’s coverage refer to Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips being blocked or impeded by Nicholas, a student at Covington Catholic High School, during their viral encounter at the Lincoln Memorial stairs.

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Judge reopens Covington Catholic teen's $250 million lawsuit against Washington Post
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/28/nick-sandmann-covington-catholic-student-washingto/

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I was so glad to see this last night.

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The Post has insisted that its reporting was fair and accurate.
Said Joseph Goebbels.

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'Huge Win!' Judge Allows Sandmann's Suit To Proceed Against NBC
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2019/11/22/huge-win-judge-allows-sandmanns-suit-proceed-against-nbc

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It’s been nearly a year since the media targeted and smeared a group of teenage boys from a Catholic high school for daring to don “MAGA” hats while a Native American activist beat a drum in one student's face and other angry radical protesters screamed at them. Nick Sandmann, the teen at the center of that media-driven controversy, rightfully hired a legal team and has taken the media to task over the past year for portraying him and his peers as racist aggressors in that encounter. Thursday, Nick Sandmann’s attorney revealed an encouraging development in their case against NBC News.

According to The Washington Times, Kentucky Federal Judge William O. Bertelsman, is allowing Sandmann’s team to proceed in the discovery phase, of obtaining evidence from the network for their case against NBC:

“William O. Bertelsman dismissed parts of the lawsuit while allowing discovery on allegations that the network’s coverage defamed the teen by reporting that he ‘blocked’ Native American elder Nathan Phillips in a Jan. 18 encounter at the Lincoln Memorial.”

Good. WaPo and NBC are being sued, along with Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, and Jim Carrey.
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The Washington Post is liquid shit printed on toilet paper. Anytime a conservative says something, the Post qualifies by saying that person had no evidence (even if they do have evidence), yet the Post had no reservations printing a completely fact-free summary of Gordon Sondland's testimony and how it supposedly vindicated the dems.

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CNN settles lawsuit with Nick Sandmann
https://www.fox19.com/2020/01/07/cnn-settles-lawsuit-with-nick-sandmann/

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COVINGTON, Ky. (FOX19) - CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann.

The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky.

Sandmann’s lawsuit sought $800 million from CNN, the Washington Post and NBC Universal.

The amount is not disclosed. WaPo and NBC have not settled.
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After Suing CNN, Sandmann’s Legal Team Now Targeting Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, HBO, NBC and AP
https://starpolitical.com/sandmanns-legal-team-now-targeting-bill-maher-kathy-griffin-hbo-nbc-and-ap/

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Nick Sandmann’s high profile legal team announced Tuesday night they are planning to file a suit every few weeks or month and have at least 10 major targets.

According to Axios, CNN became the second news outlet sued by Nicholas Sandmann’s representatives over their coverage of his January encounter with a Native American elder in Washington, D.C. and the Covington Catholic student’s lawyer told Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Tuesday night they plan to file more lawsuits.

“We plan to file a suit every few weeks or month,”  McMurthy told MacCallum Tuesday night. “At least 10 top targets in the media and individuals … Certainly we’re looking very closely at NBC, we’re looking very closely at AP, we’re looking very closely at HBO for the conduct of Bill Maher, and we’re looking at some of the people like Kathy Griffin who sent out these horrible tweets that are called doxing.”

That includes Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, and Jim Carrey. There are many more likely.
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I hope they sue them all and make them bleed $$$$ :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:
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I hope that the amount will be in the millions, and will become public. Probably not likely that we will ever know, of course.

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I hope that the amount will be in the millions, and will become public. Probably not likely that we will ever know, of course.
If I were sandman, I'd prefer not to have it disclosed either. The guy is pretty much set for life and money has a way of disappearing when made public. The fact that these news outlets are paying out a significant sum of money is justice enough, the numbers dont matter
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I hope that the amount will be in the millions, and will become public. Probably not likely that we will ever know, of course.

Report: Kathy Griffin and Ana Navarro Named in Next Round of Nick Sandmann Lawsuits
https://www.waynedupree.com/kathy-griffin-ana-navarro-nick-sandmann/

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Remember the sweet Covington Catholic boy Nick Sandmann?

He was the cute kid in a MAGA hat who the media and Democrats dragged through the mud for no reason – his only crime was that he was a Trump supporter.

Well, after his young life was nearly ruined by these vultures, little Nick got himself a good lawyer and fought back and he’s been suing everyone and their brother ever since.

As a matter of fact, just a few days ago we found out that CNN settled their lawsuit with Sandmann for a “reported” $25 million dollars.

Looks like it is $25 million, but unconfirmed.
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Report: Kathy Griffin and Ana Navarro Named in Next Round of Nick Sandmann Lawsuits
https://www.waynedupree.com/kathy-griffin-ana-navarro-nick-sandmann/

Looks like it is $25 million, but unconfirmed.
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January 20--same day as the 2nd amendment rallies in Virginia--the first anniversary of this.

https://youtu.be/lSkpPaiUF8s
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January 20--same day as the 2nd amendment rallies in Virginia--the first anniversary of this.

https://youtu.be/lSkpPaiUF8s

And MLK Day.

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January 20--same day as the 2nd amendment rallies in Virginia--the first anniversary of this.

https://youtu.be/lSkpPaiUF8s
Also, three years ago today, President Trump was sworn into office for his first term.
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