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.
Charlie Savage on Obama’s evolving thinking on terrorism
Distinguished Ordinary Times alum Elias Isquith has an absolute must-read interview with New York Times reporter Charlie Savage about the history Savage recounts in his new book of President Obama’s evolution in thinking on terrorism policy.
This interview begins to answer a number of questions about this topic that have nagged at me for years. Presumably the book goes much further into detail. It’s going to the top of my Holiday Wish List. Kudos to Elias for the get (or maybe it was assigned to him, which would also be very cool), and for doing a bang-up job with it!