Shirley Sherrod’s Defamation Suit
As some will recall, this past summer I argued that Shirley Sherrod would be ill-advised to file suit against Andrew Breitbart for defamation, largely on the grounds that, wherever my sympathies may lie, “her suit is extraordinarily unlikely to succeed.” Yesterday, Ms. Sherrod filed that suit in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Having now reviewed some of the concrete allegations in her complaint and some other important factors, I’d like to walk that original assessment back a few miles. I have no idea how this case is ultimately going to play out, but Breitbart’s going to have a far tougher road to hoe on this than I anticipated. Doug Mataconis shows why, and has a copy of the complaint posted as well.