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.
Meet the New GOP, Same as the Old GOP
No compromises on extending the Bush tax cuts, even if that means they expire completely and taxes go up considerably. After all, it’s still the case that “there’s only going to be one person in the White House,” so why worry about safeguarding the middle class tax cuts when allowing them to expire would mean a Republican enters the White House in 2012? The good news in this is that expiration of the Bush tax cuts is about the only way there’s any hope of bringing the deficit back under control; too bad there’s about two people who actually care about the deficit.