Posts Tagged ‘ruling’

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For several years, fake, foundation-funded “progressive” media (propaganda) have been trying to shame people into shutting up about the unsolved murder of Seth Rich. Rich worked at the DNC, where those Hillary Clinton emails originated.

You should know that Rich’s name first surfaced when Julian Assange personally mentioned him in interviews, implying that he was connected to the release of sensitive documents from the DNC. No one has ever disproven this. Period.

 

Judge Amos Mazzant of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled Wednesday that the $57 million suit brought by Ed Butowsky makes plausible claims that the network may be liable for defamation for a series of online stories about Butowsky’s role in publicizing assertions that the murdered DNC staffer, Seth Rich, may have been involved in leaking Democratic emails.

Judge greenlights libel suit against NPR over Seth Rich reports

 

NPR argued that many of the claims in its reports, like assertions that Fox’s reporting on the Rich murder was “baseless” and “fake news,” amounted to opinion and not the kind of factual claims that can be the basis for a libel suit.

But Mazzant disagreed.

“The statements made by Folkenflik were made as verifiable statements of fact,” the judge wrote. “The statements at issue were not merely expressing a subjective view. Looking at the context of the verifiable facts, nothing shows the statements expressed Folkenflik’s opinion or merely offer Folkenflik’s personal perspective on disputed facts.”

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Washington’s Blog shreds the latest spin, with much about what was known prior to 9/11:

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Et tu Aronofsky???

Unpaid Interns Win Major Ruling in ‘Black Swan’ Case — Now What?

Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated U.S. and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns for work done on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”

See also, my glowing review of Black Swan.

A Pennsylvania judge rules corporations have no right to privacy (and fuck them too).  Unseals records of secret $750,000 payouts to families harmed by their water supplies being poisoned with fracking chemicals.  Bodes well for going after these corporate thugs.  Expect the corrupt feds to try and overturn it somehow.

Corporate personhood on the chopping block:

“Nothing in that jurisprudence indicates that that right [of privacy] is available to business entities.”

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“There are no men or woman defendants in the instant case; they are various business entities,” it wrote, saying business entities are created by the state and subject to laws, unlike people with natural rights. “In the absence of state law, business entities are nothing.” If businesses had natural rights like people, “the chattel would become the co-equal to its owners, the servant on par with its masters, the agent the peer of its principles, and the legal fabrication superior to the law that created and sustains it.”

The judge said the U.S. Constitution’s 14 th Amendment “use of the word “person’ that makes its protections applicable to business entities” does not apply to Pennsylvania’s constitution. “The exact opposite is derived from plan language of Article X of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

“Not only did our framers know how to employ the names of business entities when and where they wanted them” they used those words to subjugate business entities to the constitution,” the Court held. “The framers permitted the Commonwealth to revoke, amend, and repeal “[a]ll charters of private corporations’ and any “powers, duties or liabilities’ of corpoeations”

Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Fracking Industry: Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights

 

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