Has there been a recent term where the Court took on so many big structural questions implicating freedom of speech?
Granting defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion in its entirety, Judge Sykes ruled that Plaintiff Marc Elliot’s claims failed as a matter of law, and that any amendment would be futile.
In Planet Aid v. CIR, a defamation lawsuit that was filed six years ago against our newsroom, parties finally settled the remaining issue: attorney’s fees.
Appellants argue that the North Carolina statute violates the First Amendment because it is a content-based restriction that criminalizes core political speech.
The case highlights the fact that a national standard as to when First Amendment interests take precedence over trademark infringement and unfair competition claims does not yet exist.
Federal Judge Quashes Subpoena to Editors of The Detroit News in High Profile Litigation Regarding Flint Water CrisisAndrew M. Pauwels
Judge Levy found that the subpoenas unduly burdened Miles and Clarey as members of the media. She also found that the requesting parties had failed to establish a clear link between the requested information and the allegations at issue in the litigation.
The opinion reaches a result that many might consider unremarkable. However, it turns on reading new limitations into the scope of Section 230’s protection that are deeply concerning.
Judge Chittum ruled that in light of recent events the statute clearly required that prior criminal case file be unsealed.
Three families – the Abrams, Glassers and Ibarguens – discussed how law and journalism runs deep through their generations.