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Bloggers have First Amendment protections, federal court rules

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

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    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in a defamation lawsuit brought by an Oregon bankruptcy trustee against a Montana blogger who wrote online that the court-appointed trustee criminally mishandled a bankruptcy case.

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/01...st-amendment-protections-federal-court-rules/
     
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