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The Sue Rule: anyone can sue anyone at any time, but…

It’s a rule. I learned it years ago from a lawyer I worked for. The “but” is most significant. (Can also be spelled “butt.”) As Darrell Issa learned when he sued an opponent for defamation. Here’s DailyKos Elections dish about … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin defamation suit v NYT dismissed

Ooh ooh ooh, I do so love being right! Thanks to Zoe Tillman, who tweeted the news even before the Times posted it. And do read Judge Jed Rakoff’s paragraph below about the First Amendment and political journalism. It shines … Continue reading

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Defamation everywhere…and many drops to drink

Today’s Times had this informative and provocative opinion from Aziz Huq, a professor of law at the (notably not liberal–my perception) University of Chicago. Informative, because I didn’t know federal government officials–such as, say, the Twittler–were immune from defamation lawsuits. … Continue reading

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