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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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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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Myanmar De Facto Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Jailing of Two Reuters Journalists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/13/2018 at 2:00pm
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Earlier this month, a Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail after they exposed the human rights abuses by the Myanmar military on the Rohingya minority. The judge claimed the two men “collected and obtained confidential documents.”

Now Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel...

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Oberlin College goes after another news organization’s communications

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 8:30pm 7/26/2018 at 8:30pm
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Oberlin College attempted to subpoena the communications of WAJ Media LLC (dba Legal Insurrection) with sources regarding our reporting on an Ohio lawsuit by Gibson’s Bakery of Oberlin, Ohio, against Oberlin College and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo.

The subpoena specifically sought our communications with the attorneys for Gibson’s, who had...

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After legal challenge, Oberlin College withdraws subpoena seeking our journalist communications

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1:00pm 7/19/2018 at 1:00pm
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Oberlin College served a subpoena duces tecum on us, seeking our communications with sources related to our reporting on a lawsuit by Gibson’s Bakery against the college and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo.

We went to court seeking to quash the subpoena and for a protective order, as we described in...

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Oberlin College subpoenas journalist’s communications (ours)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:00am 7/6/2018 at 11:00am
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As readers are aware, Legal Insurrection has reported more extensively on events at Oberlin College over the past several years than almost any other website.

Among other things, Legal Insurrection has engaged in reporting on the following issues related to Oberlin College:

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UK Judge Orders News Blackout Following Arrest Of Tommy Robinson For Reporting On Sex Grooming Gang Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 7:41pm 5/27/2018 at 7:41pm
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Tommy Robinson, the outspoken English activist who founded the English Defence League (EDL) only to later leave when it became too extreme, was arrested Friday while filming alleged child sex grooming gang members entering court for trial.

One of the arresting officers told Robinson that he was being arrested for “suspicion of...

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DOJ Charges Former FBI Agent For Allegedly Leaking ‘National Defense Information’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:00pm 3/28/2018 at 8:00pm
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Terry James Albury was charged by the Department of Justice under the Espionage Act this week.

Albury, who worked as a counterterrorism liaison for the Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport was, “charged this week by the Justice Department’s National Security Division with one count of “knowingly and willfully” transmitting documents and information...

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Turkish President Erdogan Insists Jailed Journalists are Terrorists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 3:00pm 9/21/2017 at 3:00pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is back in America (Remember the last time he came? His bodyguards attacked people). He spoke at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum where he insisted the journalists Turkish authorities jailed after a failed “coup” are terrorists. From Quartz:

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German Newspaper Streams Censored Documentary on European Antisemitism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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Despite the risk of litigation, the German newspaper Bild Zeitung has gone ahead with the streaming of an investigative documentary that exposed the extent of Antisemitism in Europe. The French-German broadcaster ARTE had previously shelved the 90-minute documentary that uncovered the complicity of the European Union and Germany government in financing antisemitic groups...

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#FreeRebelPundit – arrested while filming leftist riot DePaul U. appearance (Audio added)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:00pm 5/24/2016 at 11:00pm
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Breitbart author/media personality Milo appeared at DePaul University tonight, and was met with a stage takeover and threats of violence.

Breitbart News has the details:

Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and...

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Shocked at Yale and Mizzou? Pro-Israel students have lived with intimidation for years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:30am 11/10/2015 at 11:30am

The recent incidents at Yale University and U. Missouri of students-gone-wild against open discussion and press freedom have shocked not just conservatives, but also liberals.

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The fact that a professor was involved in the silencing has Twitter in a storm:

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Canada’s Sun News Network sets once and for all

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:00pm 2/13/2015 at 7:00pm

Canada’s equivalent of Fox News shut down early this morning.

In a land where the state run Human Rights Commission works tirelessly to squash free speech, Sun News Network will be missed. Sun News’ closing leave the network’s commentators like Ezra Levant, who’ve consistently spoken out against Canada’s penchant for political...

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#JeSuisCharlie: Washington, DC Rallies for a Free Press

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 6:31pm 1/11/2015 at 6:31pm

Loin des yeux, près du coeur.

I plugged it in to Google, which promptly spit out, “out of sight, near the heart.” Not the most elegant translation, but I got the point as I walked through the crowd that gathered in Washington, DC to march in solidarity with those attending the National...

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Citizen journalists don’t need “Press Credentials” — but that badge may help

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Guest Post by Tom Thurlow  ▪  Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 5:00pm 10/5/2014 at 5:00pm
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Have you noticed that everything nowadays gets videotaped? With everyone suddenly having a smart-phone that photographs and videotapes, every newsworthy or even trivial event gets recorded and presented on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or onto someone’s blog.

This phenomenon has coincided with the movement of “citizen journalists,” who aim to bring the straight...

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