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.
A Splash of Summer
You know that bottle of Campari that you’ve got up on the liquor shelf? That beautiful bright red liquor that you bought once because someone said (s)he had to have it, and now you don’t know what to do with it because it’s really bitter?
Good news. It’s summertime. And you can get fresh grapefruit. Go ahead and juice one of those bad boys, and mix in equal parts of Campari, gin, and cranberry juice. Serve it over ice, with a pealing of the zest from the grapefruit, and maybe a sprig of fresh mint.
First sip, yeah, that’s kind of tart and bitter. After that, you won’t be able to get enough.
So what’s your taste of summer?
Burt Likko is the pseudonym of an attorney in Southern California. His interests include Constitutional law with a special interest in law relating to the concept of separation of church and state, cooking, good wine, and bad science fiction movies. Follow his sporadic Tweets at @burtlikko, and his Flipboard at Burt Likko.