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  • Groundbreaking $4.8M Lawsuit Threatens to Unearth SPLC's Secrets

    09/19/2019 6:47:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Over the years, the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has faced numerous lawsuits for defamation and other claims. The SPLC earned its reputation by suing the Ku Klux Klan, and in recent decades it has accused various organizations of being "hate groups," listing them along with the KKK in a cynical attempt to raise money and destroy its political enemies.... Every lawsuit against the SPLC has been stalled or dismissed or settled, with none reaching the discovery process — a legal process by which a plaintiff can investigate the internal documents of the organization or person he or she...
  • Carrie Severino calls out New York Times' 'shameful attempt to reignite smears' against Kavanaugh

    09/16/2019 9:44:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2019 | David Montanaro
    The short-lived new "allegations" against Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh were so weak that Senate investigators didn't follow up on them during the confirmation process, author Carrie Severino said Monday. "This is the weakest of the weak type of allegations. It's really a shameful attempt to reignite these smears against Judge Kavanaugh that are utterly baseless," said Severino, the founder of the Judicial Crisis Network, on "Fox & Friends." Late Sunday, the New York Times walked back an explosive report about a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Kavanaugh from his college days. The Times piece by Robin Pogrebin...
  • NYT updates Kavanaugh 'bombshell' to note accuser doesn't recall alleged assault

    09/16/2019 6:19:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 16, 2019 | Greg Re
    The New York Times suddenly made a major revision to a supposed bombshell piece late Sunday concerning a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — hours after virtually all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates had cited the original article as a reason to impeach Kavanaugh. The update included the significant detail that several friends of the alleged victim said she did not recall the purported sexual assault in question at all. The Times also stated for the first time that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed, and has made no comment about the episode.
  • Book: Alleged Victim of Brett Kavanaugh Does Not Recall Incident

    09/15/2019 9:32:08 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 15, 2019 | Joel B. Pollack
    The alleged victim of a previously unreported claim of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh does not actually recall the incident — according to the same authors who published the claim Sunday. The New York Times‘ Robin Pogrebin & Kate Kelly reported Saturday, in an article that appears in Sunday’s print edition: We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. [Deborah] Ramirez’s allegation. A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of...
  • NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration

    09/10/2019 6:21:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 9, 2019 | LISA MARIE PANE
    The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization." The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby's free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA. It asks the court to step in "to instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree."
  • Court revives Sarah Palin defamation case vs NY Times over editorial on shootings

    08/06/2019 1:24:45 PM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 6, 20129 | Jonathan Stermpel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court [the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over New York] revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the 2011 mass shooting that seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
  • Media Coverage of Gibson's Verdict Misses the Mark

    06/23/2019 6:29:37 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 54 replies
    Oberlin Review ^ | June 18, 2019 | Editorial
    Earlier this month, a jury awarded Gibson’s Bakery $11 million following a month-long trial stemming from the bakery’s lawsuit against Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo. Then, last Thursday, it added $33 million in punitive damages. This stunning decision — which strikes a serious blow against free speech on college campuses across the country — has garnered significant attention in major media outlets such as CNN and The New York Times, as well as on social media and various personal blogs. The tension between the College and Gibson’s began in November 2016, when three Black...
  • Oberlin College's FAQ in lawsuit etc.

    06/21/2019 4:24:07 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 30 replies
    Oberlin College ^ | June 19, 2019 | Oberlin College
    FAQS AND BACKGROUND ABOUT THE LAWSUIT FILED BY GIBSON’S BAKERY AGAINST OBERLIN COLLEGE INITIAL INCIDENT On November 9, 2016, an Oberlin student inside Gibson’s Bakery was accused of shoplifting by Allyn Gibson, Jr., a bakery employee and the son and grandson of the business owners. According to witnesses, the student ran out of the store and Allyn Gibson, Jr. chased him onto Tappan Square and initiated a physical altercation. Two other students became involved in the altercation. When the police arrived, they arrested all three students. Allyn Gibson, Jr. was not arrested. Witnesses reported that Mr. Gibson had initiated the...
  • Jury Rules For Gibson’s, Assigns $44 Million in Damages

    06/17/2019 12:07:42 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 35 replies
    Oberlin Review ^ | June 17, 2019 | Anisa Curry Vietze
    The Lorain County jury overseeing the trial between Gibson’s Bakery and Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo has ruled in the bakery’s favor, announcing $11 million in compensatory damages last Friday and an additional $33.2 million in punitive damages yesterday. Of the total $44.2 million, it is possible that the assigned punitive damages will be reduced to $22 million because of an Ohio state law that caps punitive damages at twice the amount of compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are meant to compensate a plaintiff for any losses they have endured, while punitive damages are meant...
  • Trump seizes on NYU professor’s (fabricated) tweet to push change of libel laws

    05/27/2019 8:26:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 May 2019 | Frank Miles
    President Trump on Monday seized on a New York University professor’s false tweet as an example of journalistic malpractice while calling for the U.S. to modify its libel laws to hold news media accountable. In his early morning tweet while on an overseas trip to Japan, the president said a fake quote attributed to him by Ian Bremmer shows “what’s going on in the age of Fake News.” “People think they can say anything and get away with it,” Trump wrote. “Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable!” Bremmer, who is the president and...
  • Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 7 — Damages Expert says Show Gibson’s The Money!

    05/21/2019 6:18:53 AM PDT · by ptsal · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 20-May-2019 | Daniel McGraw
    Full title "Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 7 — Damages Expert says Show Gibson’s The Money!" oday was Day 7 of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.” You can read about some of the background on this case here. The court addressed damage issues from a legal perspective earlier in the case, as described in our post Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial motions – What’s a reputation worth, and how do you prove it? In a half...
  • The Time for Impeachment Is Here

    04/19/2019 2:29:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 101 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | APRIL 19, 2019 | Jamil Smith
    Think about what happened here, about what is described in that report. The country’s elections were attacked by a foreign power. Russia is a vote suppressor. Understanding that,what motivation would this President have to move a finger to stop them? Or the Republican Party, for that matter? Theonly hope for accountability, perhaps before a court of law after Trump isno longer President, is theDemocratic Party that has the power to start impeachment proceedings. Should Democrats take impeachment off thetable, they would let Trump get away with it. It is that elementary. There is no guarantee that he will not repeat...
  • Greek Cypriot prisoners buried alive in Turkey: report

    03/22/2019 4:29:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Cyprus-Mail ^ | July 7th, 2016 | George Psyllides
    Nestoros said the CMP regularly raised the matter of a mass grave in Adana. He added that they also knew of a mass grave in the area of Kyrenia’s Botanical Gardens from information provided by a Greek Cypriot survivor. Plus, the CMP had testimony that bodies had been collected in the area. Under the headline “Buried Alive,” Afrika reported on Thursday that Greek Cypriots taken prisoner were brutally murdered and buried near a river. The information came from a man who claimed he was at the Kyrenia harbour working when he overheard two Turkish soldiers talking about it. At the...
  • PAUL RYAN AIDE AND REP. ADAM KINZINGER WERE EARLY RECIPIENTS OF STEELE DOSSIER, DOCUMENTS SAY

    12/19/2018 10:03:12 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/2018 | chuck ross
    A federal judge on Wednesday revealed just how widely Christopher Steele distributed his infamous anti-Trump dossier. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Paul Ryan chief of staff Jonathan Burks received Steele’s reports in December 2016, before BuzzFeed would publish the dossier in full. Court documents say that Steele gave the dossier materials to Kinzinger and Burks, though Paul Ryan’s office claims that Burks has never met Steele and did not receive documents directly from the former British spy. A Republican lawmaker and the chief of staff to House Speaker Paul Ryan were early recipients of the infamous Steele dossier, according to a...
  • Court to unseal Christopher Steele deposition

    02/28/2019 6:34:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    The depositions given by former British spy Christopher Steele and a longtime associate of John McCain must be unsealed, a federal judge said Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro overruled the objections of both Steele and David Kramer to make the depositions public. The pair gave testimony in a lawsuit brought against BuzzFeed in December 2018 by a Russian Internet entrepreneur. The businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, was referenced in the infamous dossier compiled by Steele about President Trump’s alleged connections to Russia. Gubarev objected to BuzzFeed’s publishing of the dossier in January 2017, which accused him of using his companies...
  • Can Nick Sandmann Save the First Amendment?

    02/23/2019 10:24:10 AM PST · by Twotone · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2019 | David Catron
    Nick Sandmann is back in the news, literally with a vengeance. If there is anyone in the galaxy who doesn’t recognize the name, this is the high school teen viciously maligned by the media after a leftwing activist with a film crew attempted to provoke a confrontation with him as he waited for a bus near the Lincoln Memorial. Having committed the crimes of wearing a red MAGA cap and smiling, Sandmann was vilified by the media as a smug beneficiary of “white privilege” who had bullied a Native American veteran. This turned out to be a lie, of course....
  • JOURNALIST GROUPS ALARMED BY JUSTICE THOMAS’S CALL TO RECONSIDER FREE PRESS RULING

    02/22/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2019 | Kevin Daley
    Professional journalism groups reacted with alarm after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released an opinion Tuesday urging the high court to reconsider a landmark freedom of the press decision called New York Times v. Sullivan. The Sullivan ruling generally shields reporters and news platforms from libel or defamation lawsuits provided they were acting in good faith. Though journalists believe that protection is essential, Justice Thomas said the high court was wrong to usurp the role of states in regulating libel. “[Sullivan] and the Court’s decisions extending it were policy-driven decisions masquerading as constitutional law,” Thomas’s opinion reads. “We should not...
  • Lawyers for Nick Sandman files 250 Million Dollar Lawsuit against Washington Post (My title)

    02/19/2019 3:01:58 PM PST · by grayboots · 84 replies
    Hemmer DeFrank and Wessels ^ | 2/19/2019 | Hemmer Law
    For truth, for justice, for Nicholas! Today, Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry filed their first lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post. The lawsuit filed is included below. The suit seeks $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Lin and Todd will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. This is only the beginning.
  • Here Are the 50 Celebs, Reporters, & Others Covington Kids’ Lawyers Just Officially Targeted

    02/04/2019 3:07:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 49 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | February 4, 2019 at 6:17am | C. Douglas Golden
    In the wake of a short, out-of-context video put up on Twitter about a confrontation after the Jan. 18 March for Life, pretty much everyone in the media and politics decided to condemn a group of minors from Covington Catholic High School.And then the facts started coming in.According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, over 50 individuals who went after the Covington kids and didn’t retract their statements will potentially find themselves in court after lawyers for the most visible of the students “sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and...
  • Melania Trump wins ‘substantial damages’ after British paper admits to several false statements

    01/28/2019 1:16:48 PM PST · by AAABEST · 8 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | January 28, 2019 | Shawn Langlois
    ‘We apologise unreservedly to the first lady and her family for any embarrassment caused by our publication of these allegations. As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs. Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.’ < snip > The amount of the damages was not specified in this case, but Melania Trump was previously awarded almost $3 million in a lawsuit brought against the Daily Mail for false and defamatory statements about her. “Mrs. Trump often refers to opportunists out to advance themselves by disparaging her name and image,” Trump’s communications director said in...