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.
Weekends are usually pretty slow here at the League, but if you’re hankering for new content, check out our extensive podcast backlog. We’ve got Reihan Salam and Jamelle talking race and American politics, John Schwenkler and First Things’ Joe Carter arguing over police enforcement and the Gates arrest, me talking conspiracy theories with one of my favorite professors, and a recent interview with one of the Virginia GOP’s rising stars.