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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:31 PM

Court Rules Daily Mail's Publication of Katie Hill's Nudes Is Protected Speech Under the First Amend

Source: Law and Crime

Court Rules Daily Mail’s Publication of Katie Hill’s Nudes Is Protected Speech Under the First Amendment

A judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday tossed a lawsuit filed by former representative Katie Hill (D) over a series of nude and compromising photographs published by a British tabloid.

According to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Daily Mail was protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution when they chose to ran those racy and controversial images in October 2019–which ultimately led to the rising star resigning from office in disgrace amidst an ethics probe into her relationship with a staffer.

Judge Yolanda Orozco ruled in the publication’s favor after they successfully raised an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) defense based on a California law which prohibits lawsuits designed to chill free speech.

“Courts employ a two-step process to evaluate anti-SLAPP motions” Orozco noted. “To invoke the protections of the statute, the defendant must first show that the challenged lawsuit arises from protected activity, such as an act in furtherance of the right of petition or free speech. From this fact, courts ‘presume the purpose of the action was to chill the defendant’s exercise of First Amendment rights. It is then up to the plaintiff to rebut the presumption by showing a reasonable probability of success on the merits.’”

Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/first-amendment/court-rules-daily-mails-publication-of-katie-hills-nudes-is-protected-speech-under-the-first-amendment/

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Reply Court Rules Daily Mail's Publication of Katie Hill's Nudes Is Protected Speech Under the First Amend (Original post)
Calista241 Apr 7 OP
ColinC Apr 7 #1
jimfields33 Apr 7 #5
2naSalit Apr 7 #2
bahboo Apr 7 #3
Polybius Apr 8 #9
JI7 Apr 7 #4
dhol82 Apr 7 #6
IA8IT Apr 7 #7
Polybius Apr 8 #8
Polybius Apr 8 #10
Dr. Strange Apr 8 #12
Polybius Apr 8 #13
cinematicdiversions Apr 8 #11

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:37 PM

1. Psycho

This should be overturned pronto, and the judge voted out.
This is the DU member formerly known as jorgevlorgan.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:34 PM

5. She's up for re-election in 2025.

I’m not sure if it’s a yes/no type voting.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:37 PM

2. What about her rights?

That's fucked up, I hope she can and will appeal.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:41 PM

3. talk about a promising career going down in flames...

she should have gotten freaky with Gaetz, then all would be ok...

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Response to bahboo (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:07 AM

9. I'm sure he'd be happy to make that happen

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:34 PM

4. I want her to run for office again

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:47 PM

6. This!

Fight this with a fuck you stance!

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:57 PM

7. Run Again!!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:11 AM

10. I thought there were only pics with the nudity blurred out

There are actual nudes out there?

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Response to Polybius (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 09:30 AM

12. There are nudes out there...

but the Daily Mail only showed censored pics.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:24 PM

13. They are definitely very well hidden

Google likely hit them, as their search engines show nothing but blurred ones.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:14 AM

11. I hate the Daily News but I like the first amendment more. I will let John Oliver explain below.

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