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.
Otters, dogs, & liberaltarians
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Megan McArdle and Peter Suderman are off to get hitched. Congratulations to them both!
The good news doesn’t end there, however. Guest-blogging at McArdle’s digs while the newlyweds honeymoon we have:
Katherine Mangu-Ward of Reason magazine.
Cato research fellow and friend of The League, Will Wilkinson.
Cato fellow Julian Sanchez, who can now guest-blog for free off his royalties for inventing the phrase ‘epistemic closure’.
Courtney Knapp who I hear blogged regularly once upon a time, and who I’m looking forward to finally reading….
And, because Megan wanted to change things up a bit, Cato scholar Timothy B. Lee.
If there are more I suppose they’ll post their intros soon.
Should be good.