Dan Solove introduces an invited article on Concurring Opinions: With the recent case of Saffold v. Plain Dealer Publishing Co., involving a newspaper website that outed an anonymous commenter who was a judge, we invited Woodrow Hartzog to write a post about these issues. Woodrow is the author of a [Read More…]
In for a penny, in for a pound? As if it was not enough to reveal the possible identity of an anonymous commenter on their web site, the Plain Dealer now goes further and attempts to link Judge Strickland Saffold to a second anonymous commenter’s account. James F. McCarty reports: [Read More…]
Eugene Volokh chimes in on the case where a judge is suing the Cleveland Plain Dealer, previously covered here.
I was waiting for the other shoe to drop on this one, and now it has. As reported previously, the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently unmasked an online commenter and identified her as a judge. Now the judge is suing the paper for $50 million. Jeff Gorman of Courthouse News reports: [Read More…]