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.
In preparing for my recent instructional guide on sandwich making, I asked the MD crowd whether a hot dog qualified. Responses were mixed. Included in the conversation were whether burritos ought be classified as such.
It turns out their is legal precedent for just such a question:
“A sandwich is not commonly understood to include burritos, tacos and quesadillas, which are typically made with a single tortilla and stuffed with a choice filling of meat, rice, and beans,” Federal Court Judge Jeffrey Locke wrote in a decision released last week.
Well, that settles that. Now, if only we could get a burrito mandate, maybe they’ll build a Chipotle within 5 miles of my house.