Court: Bloggers have First Amendment Protections…

Court: Bloggers have First Amendment Protections

AP ^ | January 17, 2014 | Jeff Barnard

Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:59:53 AM by opentalk

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — 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.

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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.

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