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 July 13, 2012  Posted by  Court, Online, U.S.

Thomas Clouse reports:

The Spokesman-Review must provide information that could identify an anonymous reader who typed a disparaging online comment about the chairwoman of the Kootenai County Republican Party in February, an Idaho judge ruled Tuesday.

The attorney for the chairwoman, Tina Jacobson, subpoenaed the identities of three Huckleberries Online readers who commented under assumed names below a photograph featuring Jacobson.

Under the name “almostinnocentbystander,” the commenter questioned whether $10,000 reportedly missing from the Kootenai County Central Committee might be “stuffed inside Tina’s blouse.”

Read more on The Spokesman-Review.  The judge ruled that the paper did not have to identify the other two Does, who simply commented on/responded to “almostinnocentbystander’s” comment.

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