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  • Body of Missing Priest Allegedly Part of Gay Network Reportedly Found in TX

    08/21/2018 9:10:39 PM PDT · by Fedora · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 08/21/2018 | Anita Carey
    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - Police believe a body found buried in a shallow grave is a retired priest with a scandalous past linked to a gay network of priests in Massachusetts.Reports are suggesting that human remains found buried near Santa Monica, Texas on Friday are that of a retired priest that has been missing since Aug. 1. Father William M. Costello, from the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, was living in the resort town of South Padre Island about 60 miles south of where the body was found.Nikki Soto, the public information officer from South Padre Island told...
  • Lawsuit Challenges SPLC’s ‘Hate’ Label

    02/08/2019 2:56:20 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 8, 2019 | Robert Stacy McCain
    When he decided in 2016 to create a club for his supporters, Gavin McInnes says he had in mind something fun — like the “Loyal Order of Water Buffalo” lodge to which Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble belonged in the old cartoon series. A humorist-turned-political commentator whose YouTube channel has nearly 270,000 subscribers, McInnes certainly didn’t intend the Proud Boys to be a “hate group,” but that’s what the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled them, and a federal lawsuit McInnes filed this week accuses the Alabama-based SPLC of “tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, defamation, and false light invasion of...
  • After Suing CNN, Sandmann’s Legal Team Now Targeting Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, HBO, NBC and AP

    03/13/2019 10:23:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 67 replies
    Star Political ^ | March 13, 2019 | Staff
    Nick Sandmann’s high profile legal team announced Tuesday night they are planning to file a suit every few weeks or month and have at least 10 major targets. According to Axios, CNN became the second news outlet sued by Nicholas Sandmann’s representatives over their coverage of his January encounter with a Native American elder in Washington, D.C. and the Covington Catholic student’s lawyer told Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Tuesday night they plan to file more lawsuits. “We plan to file a suit every few weeks or month,” McMurthy told MacCallum Tuesday night. “At least 10 top targets...
  • Nick Sandmann Sues CNN For $275 Million, Even Bigger than the one against WaPo

    03/13/2019 9:08:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2019 | John Sexton
    Over the weekend, Wood told Mark Levin, “CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than The Washington Post.” That made it pretty clear that a lawsuit against the network was coming. Today, Nick Sandmann’s attorneys, L. Lin Wood and Todd McMurty have filed a second lawsuit stemming from the Covington affair. This one is aimed at CNN and it’s even bigger than the one previously filed against the Washington Post. From Fox News: A lawsuit worth $275 million was filed against CNN on Tuesday over the network’s alleged “vicious” attack against Covington Catholic High School...
  • How Covington's Nick Sandmann Could Win His Defamation Claim Against Washington Post

    03/05/2019 6:00:58 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4 March 2019 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Nicholas Sandmann is one of the Covington Catholic High School students caught in a media firestorm while attending the March for Life last month in Washington, D.C. Now, he is pushing back. Last week, his lawyers filed a defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post for $250 million—the amount that Jeff Bezos spent to buy the newspaper. Does Sandmann have any chance of winning? The short answer is “yes.” But it’s not a sure thing. He’s taking on a defendant with very deep pockets and absolutely no incentive to settle. Sandmann has sent letters threatening legal action to more than 50...
  • Johnny Depp Goes After Amber Heard With $50M Defamation Suit (tr)

    03/02/2019 8:10:31 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 1, 2019 | Dominic Patten
    Almost three years after news of the breakdown of The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s marriage to Amber Heard hit the public record, Depp is now suing his ex-wife and Aquaman star for $50 million for defamation. “Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator,” says the suit in reaction to an op-end the actress penned for The Washington Post in mid-December last year. “I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse,” Heard said in the “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced...
  • JOURNALIST GROUPS ALARMED BY JUSTICE THOMAS’S CALL TO RECONSIDER FREE PRESS RULING

    02/22/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2019 | Kevin Daley
    Professional journalism groups reacted with alarm after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released an opinion Tuesday urging the high court to reconsider a landmark freedom of the press decision called New York Times v. Sullivan. The Sullivan ruling generally shields reporters and news platforms from libel or defamation lawsuits provided they were acting in good faith. Though journalists believe that protection is essential, Justice Thomas said the high court was wrong to usurp the role of states in regulating libel. “[Sullivan] and the Court’s decisions extending it were policy-driven decisions masquerading as constitutional law,” Thomas’s opinion reads. “We should not...
  • The Covington Catholic Kids Take the Gloves Off

    02/22/2019 5:12:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Between the total collapse of the Covington Catholic story and the embarrassment of the Jussie Smollett hate hoax, 2019 has been a rough year for America’s embattled mainstream media. Now, the hostility toward these supposed guardians of democracy that provided some of the energy behind Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign is about to get its day in court. Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old Covington student who was accused of willfully intimidating the Native American activist Nathan Phillips at this year’s March for Life, has filed a defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post, requesting $250 million in damages. The court filing, which is...
  • BREAKING: Nick Sandmann files $250 million lawsuit against Washington Post

    02/19/2019 4:41:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 73 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 19, 2019 | Claire Chretien
    BREAKING: Nick Sandmann files $250 million lawsuit against Washington Post February 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In what they say is “just the first of many,” lawyers for Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post today. “The Post rushed to lead the mainstream media to assassinate Nicholas’ character and bully him,” high-profile attorneys Lin Wood and Todd McMurty wrote in a summary of their lawsuit. The newspaper “[fanned] the flames of the social media mob into a mainstream media frenzy of false attacks and threats against Nicholas.” Sandmann and his fellow...
  • Libels of and threats to Covington Kids will face Kentucky justice

    01/23/2019 10:41:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The ongoing campaign of hate against children from Kentucky guilty of being Catholic, being (mostly) white, and wearing MAGA caps won't end until there are legal consequences.  Fortunately, the wheels of justice already are turning in Kentucky, albeit at a pace that is frustrating to those who operate at internet speed.  But the prospect of Kentuckian jurors judging those who libel or threaten their children is delightful.  There are two separate avenues available, and both are being explored by people ready and willing to act. The more serious path to legal relief was articulated by Kenton County (which contains Covington) prosecutor Rob...
  • Sue the Bastards! [Powerline]

    01/22/2019 5:43:54 PM PST · by Yardstick · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 21, 2019 | John Hinderaker
    Not all liberals are evil, but it is becoming increasingly clear that 21st-century liberalism is an evil ideology. It incites race hatred for political advantage. It tries to keep disadvantaged people down, so they will stay on the Democratic Party plantation. It lies about pretty much everything–for example, “police violence.” And liberals almost never debate public policy issues in time-honored fashion; rather, they try to destroy anyone who disagrees with them. The Covington Catholic media scandal has brought these issues into sharp focus. Liberals, mostly but not exclusively–i.e., the Associated Press–on Twitter, have lied about the trivial encounter between a...
  • Sheriff Joe's Defamation Lawsuit Against The New York Times Just Took An Interesting Turn

    01/05/2019 12:40:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    The New York Times and editorial border member Michelle Cottle on Friday filed a motion to have a Sheriff Joe Arpaio's $147.5 million defamation lawsuit against them dismissed. The lawsuit stems from an opinion piece published back in August that the Sheriff said damaged his reputation, Fox News reported. Cottle's OpEd was published after Arpaio lost the Arizona Republican primary for the United States Senate.The defendants argue Arpaio's lawsuit lacks any merit: First, Arpaio is a public figure who has failed to allege facts that could plausibly establish either that the challenged column is substantially false or that The Times published...
  • Arpaio sues CNN for defamation after network wrongly calls him a 'felon'

    12/11/2018 9:50:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | december 11, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio sued CNN on Monday, arguing the cable outlet inaccurately labeled him a “felon” in a broadcast and has made no efforts to correct its mistake. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of a misdemeanor contempt of court last year, not a felony — and was quickly pardoned by President Trump. He has asked the courts to expunge his original misdemeanor conviction, in a case that’s still pending. In his lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., Mr. Arpaio also sued Huffington Post and Rolling Stone, which he says also made inaccurate statements about his...
  • Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million

    12/10/2018 3:49:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller. Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller's office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian...
  • Why Brett Kavanaugh Should Sue Christine Blasey Ford For Defamation

    10/17/2018 12:37:56 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 17, 2018 | Chris Murray
    The controversy over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court didn’t end when he was sworn in. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations will haunt Kavanaugh for the rest of his career. Critics say his elevation to the court will cast a shadow of illegitimacy over the institution for years to come. This is why Kavanaugh should consider suing Ford for defamation now: Not to retaliate or seek damages, but in the public’s interest. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s proceedings involving Ford’s accusations left many observers unsure what to think. Also, a defamation case would give both Kavanaugh and Ford access to judicial...
  • Carter Page files defamation lawsuit against DNC

    10/15/2018 8:33:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page said Monday that he has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over a dossier that alleges ties between Page and Russia. Page said on Fox News's "Hannity" that his lawsuit "goes beyond any damages or any financial aspects." "There have been so many lies as you’re alluding to and you look at the damage it did to our Democratic systems and our institutions of government back in 2016. And I’m just trying to get some justice," he said. Page's lawsuit is against both the DNC and its law firm, Perkins Coie,...
  • Conservatives Should Immediately Start A GoFundme Account To Finance Kavanaugh's Defamation Lawsuits

    09/25/2018 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 19 replies
    Self | September 25, 2118 | Stayfree
    Conservatives Should Immediately Start A GoFundme Account To Finance Kavanaugh's Defamation Lawsuits and announce it before the Committee Hearings on Thursday
  • Dems Claim GOP Request for Evidence from Accuser "Unfair" [semi-satire]

    09/21/2018 11:55:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of groping her at a drunken party in somebody's house near a park sometime in the early 1980s when both were high school students, has been resisting Republican requests for her to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) insists that "the Republican demand that it is the accuser's responsibility to tell her story to them is an attempt to silence her. Christine has already done her part to put the ball in play with her accusation. It is now Kavanaugh's job to...
  • British caver in Thai rescue considers legal action after Elon Musk calls him a ‘pedo’

    07/16/2018 11:06:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thailand cave said on Monday he may take legal action against Tesla CEO Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a “pedo” on Twitter. Musk has come under fire for launching the extraordinary attack on Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave as a “PR stunt”. The boys and their football coach were rescued from the cave complex by an international team and after a week of intense drama....
  • Annapolis Shooter is Jarrod Ramos

    06/28/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by gaijin · 213 replies