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.
Efficiency? In Government?!?!
The New York State website has a page dedicated to educating people on the rules for residency in the state and the implications this has for taxing. Because New York City and Yonkers both impose additional income taxes based on residency, the website also addresses those rules. It does so by stating the following:
“For the definition of a New York City or Yonkers resident, nonresident, and part-year resident, see the definitions of a New York State resident, nonresident, and part-year resident above and substitute New York City or Yonkers in place of New York State.”
Maybe I’m being overly cynical, but I feel like most websites or other such informational sources — be they government or otherwise — would usually go through the needless hassle of regurgitating the same rules with the substitutions in place. But not this one.
Well done, New York. You have trumped my home town’s website (which had a “Local Laws” page that was left entirely blank for several years) as my favorite government website.