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Sarah Palin suit against NY Times still alive: Appeals Court denies Rehearing of Order reinstating case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 11, 2019 at 3:00pm 11/11/2019 at 3:00pm
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When we last checked in Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against the New York Time over false claims that Palin’s 2011 electoral map was connected to the shooting of then congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the lawsuit had been reinstated by a panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, after a trial...

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Judge Reopens Nicholas Sandmann lawsuit against Washington Post

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:36pm 10/28/2019 at 6:36pm
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In late July 2019, a federal district Judge in the Eastern District of Kentucky dismissed the lawsuit by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post.

For background on the dismissal and the underlying legal issues, see our post, Nicholas Sandmann lawsuit against Washington Post DISMISSED.

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Word Crime: Two UConn Students Arrested For Saying Racial Slurs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:00am 10/23/2019 at 7:00am

Two students from the University of Connecticut are currently under arrest because they used racial slurs. That may be tasteless and inappropriate, but at the end of the day, they’re just words.

These students were arrested for saying words.

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Protect your rights against those claiming a crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:30pm 8/7/2019 at 9:30pm
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Every time I think the media-Democrat frenzy could not get any more frenzied, it gets more frenzied.

How seamlessly they have transitioned from almost three years of Russia-collusion-mania to the current frenzy claiming that anyone and everyone who supports Donald Trump is a white supremacist.

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Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit against NY Times reinstated by appeals court

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:48pm 8/6/2019 at 12:48pm
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Sarah Palin sued the NY Times for defamation regarding the (false) allegation that an electoral map she used was connected to the shooting of Gabby Giffords by Jared Loughner. As we reported at the time, there was no connection, it was a fabrication of left-wing bloggers.

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Nicholas Sandmann lawsuit against Washington Post DISMISSED

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:00pm 7/26/2019 at 9:00pm
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When Nicholas Sandmann filed suit against The Washington Post (and later CNN and NBC) for defamation, I expressed skepticism that the lawsuit would survive a motion to dismiss:

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Sued A Third Time, Ostensibly Over “Gender Transition” Cake

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 4:00pm 6/15/2019 at 4:00pm
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Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado is once again the target of a lawsuit.  This time, the family-run bakeshop is being sued not by Colorado but by the complainant, Attorney Autumn Scardina, in the dropped suit filed by the state.

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Anti-Israel activists shout down legal scholar’s lecture on legality of anti-BDS laws

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:40pm 4/14/2019 at 9:40pm
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Eugene Kontorovich is a brilliant legal scholar formerly with Northwestern University Law School, who recently joined George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law.

Kontorovich’s expertise includes international law, as well as free speech. His lecture The Legal Case for Israel is a must watch video.

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Washington Post seeks dismissal of Nicholas Sandmann lawsuit, says reporting was “neither false nor defamatory”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 12, 2019 at 6:00pm 4/12/2019 at 6:00pm
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Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann sued The Washington Post for defamation related to its coverage of the incident in which Sandmann was portrayed as the perpetrator of the harassment of a Native American ‘elder’ after the March for Life in D.C. S...

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Texas AG Launches Investigation After San Antonio City Council Intentionally Excludes Chick-fil-A From Airport Contract

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:30pm 4/3/2019 at 5:30pm
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A few weeks ago, a viral article by Think Progress accused Chick-fil-A’s foundation of actively supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations. The article was cited and reposted by news networks and individual blogs alike, and for the gazillionth time, calls to boycott the world’s best chicken sandwich bounced around progressive spheres of the web.

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Nicholas Sandmann Sues CNN – Read the Complaint with Exhibits

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:00pm 3/12/2019 at 8:00pm
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Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington, Kentucky teen maligned by the media, has filed his second lawsuit.

The first lawsuit was against The Washington Post, Covington teen Nicholas Sandmann sues The Washington Post for defamation:

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Masterpiece Cakeshop wins again – CO drops prosecution for refusal to bake ‘gender-transition cake’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00pm 3/5/2019 at 7:00pm
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The second attempt by the State of Colorado to punish Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop has come to an end, once again, with a victory for the baker.

Round 1 was the baker’s refusal to create a custom cake for a same-sex marriage, on the ground that it violated the baker’s Christian...

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Covington teen Nicholas Sandmann sues The Washington Post for defamation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:00pm 2/19/2019 at 9:00pm
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You know the story of the Covington Catholic High School kids who were maligned by the media when Native American activist Nathan Phillips, accompanied by a phalanx of videographers, approached them to create a confrontation.

Nicholas Sandmann did nothing other than stand there as Phillips invaded his personal space and banged a...

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Federal Court upholds constitutionality of Arkansas anti-BDS law

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:35pm 1/23/2019 at 9:35pm
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The U.S. has had a federal anti-Boycott law on the books since the 1970s, to counter the Arab League Boycott of Israel.

There is under consideration in Congress, and many states have passed, laws to modernize the anti-Boycott laws to take into account the new form of the boycott, the so-called Boycott,...

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DOJ Says U. Iowa Violated Christian Group’s First Amendment Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/28/2018 at 12:00pm

The school found the groups traditional values of faith “unwelcoming” and deregistered them. Luckily, the Department of Justice saw things differently.

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Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys’ fees, costs, and sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 4:12pm 12/11/2018 at 4:12pm
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Stormy Daniels aka Stephanie Clifford has been ordered to pay Donald Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys’ fees, costs, and sanctions.

The Order (pdf.) is embedded at the bottom of this post.

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Mandatory Bar Association dues for political activity may go the way of similar union dues – away

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/3/2018 at 3:00pm
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In Fleck v. Wetsh, review by the Supreme Court was sought of an 8th Circuit decision denying a challenge to North Dakota’s mandatory Bar Association dues, some of which went to political activities not directly related to Bar membership.

Note that this has nothing to do with licensing of attorney, as such....

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