In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Ted Kennedy on the Rocks
Over the past few days, a few people have pointed me to this GQ profile of Ted Kennedy from 1990. It isn’t a fun read – liberals will undoubtedly wince at the first few pages – but I think it does a fair job of getting at both Kennedy the Great Progressive Legislator and Kennedy the Overgrown Frat Boy. Beyond the salacious details, it’s definitely worth a read.