• January 18, 2014

american-flagA win for blogger Crystal Cox, thanks to her lawyers, Eugene Volokh and, submitting an amicus brief, Tom Goldstein, from SCOTUS blog:

The protections of the First Amendment do not turn on whether the defendant [is] a trained journalist, formally affiliated with traditional news entities, … a First Amendment distinction between the institutional press and other speakers is unworkable…With the advent of the Internet and the decline of print and broadcast media . . . the line between the media and others who wish to comment on political and social issues becomes far more blurred.

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