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Covington Catholic student’s defamation case against Washington Post is dismissed

July 30, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: The student was first criticized, then praised by his bishop for his behavior at the March for Life. A judge ruled that the newspaper “couldn’t be sued for defamation simply if some of its reporting was inaccurate,” according to the report; “rather it had to both false and defamatory.”

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  • Posted by: DCpa - Jul. 30, 2019 6:02 PM ET USA

    82 year old Carter appointee. Virtually "The fix was in," as the saying goes. Does anyone really believe that the result would have been the same if the roles had been reversed--if Sandman had been waving a flag in front of the activist, and if the activists Native Americans had been said to have been "swarming," "aggressive" and "intimidating" when the hard evidence shows those words to have been false? They would have found a "question of fact," and a jury would have to decide. Not here!