[Marxism] AP: Bloggers have First Amendment protections

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 09:25:40 MST 2014

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers
and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists
when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs
have to prove negligence to win damages.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in a defamation
lawsuit brought by an Oregon bankruptcy trustee against a Montana blogger
who wrote online that the court-appointed trustee criminally mishandled a
bankruptcy case.


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