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.
New Policy Blog
Okay, so funny story: a week or two ago I wrote this really overly-harsh review of a site, and then one of the writer’s at that site knocked me down a peg or two (very gently) and so – thoroughly convinced of the error of my ways – I backed down from my original critique. And then next thing you know I’m on some email back-and-forths with some people who run that site, and to make a long story short – I’ve got a new policy blog over at True/Slant.
I’m kicking things off there with health care reform, but I’ll branch out into education and urban development as well – and probably some other stuff that I’m interested in.
If you aren’t too sick of me, you can read the blog here. You can sign up to the RSS feed here. Of course I’d love to have regular commenters and readers from the League visit me there as well, though I obviously have no intention to stop posting here as well.