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American Bar Association to publish controversial report on Trump being a ‘libel bully’

Source: Washington Post

The American Bar Association earlier this week told the Erik Wemple Blog that it had sought a correction from the New York Times after it reported that the association “refused” to publish a thorough report by First Amendment lawyer Susan Seager on Donald Trump’s history of filing libel suits and losing them.

“We did not refuse to publish it,” ABA spokeswoman Carol Stevens told the Erik Wemple Blog. Instead, the association merely made some “suggested” edits to calm some of the piece’s more “inflammatory” moments, said Stevens. Protestations notwithstanding, the story stuck. “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah even not-joked about it: “Take a second to absorb this: A group of lawyers won’t publish a report on how Trump often sues because they’re afraid he might sue them. You do realize I cannot make a joke about that, because that would be the joke that I would make.”

Well, whatever: The ABA is now going to run the piece in its “Communications Lawyer” publication, where it was headed before this imbroglio materialized. A statement addresses this issue:

The policy of the American Bar Association gives its entities the right to publish their newsletters without Association permission. In accordance with that policy, next week the ABA Forum on Communications Law will publish a newsletter article on presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and his frequent use of speech-related lawsuits. In the past week, there has been inaccurate media coverage of this matter.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2016/10/28/american-bar-association-to-publish-controversial-report-on-trump-being-a-libel-bully/?utm_term=.802f60a35600
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Oct 28, 2016, 07:37 PM (1 replies)

Best Carbonara Ever! - Cooking in the Forest

This is too cool - had to post it here.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:10 AM (0 replies)

Ben Carson Interview Goes From Nuts to Nuclear

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Oct 14, 2016, 01:28 PM (6 replies)

Times: Inside Donald Trump’s Total Meltdown

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 10:27 AM (1 replies)

Ana Marie Cox’s Emotional Reaction To Latest Trump Sexual Assault Allegations

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 09:27 AM (3 replies)

Roy Blunt is `fighting for his political life’

Source: Kansas City Star

Larry Sabato and his University of Virginia Center for Politics has moved Missouri’s Senate race from “leans Republican” to “tossup.”

The center’s analysis:

Our one other change comes in the Senate, where Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) is fighting for his political life. Both Democrats and Republicans now view this race as a Toss-up, and we’re moving it from Leans Republican to reflect that consensus.

Missouri was once a major presidential bellwether state, voting for the winning candidate all but one time from 1904 to 2004. But over the last decade, the state has drifted away from the national average and become more Republican at the presidential level, to the point where in 2012 it had its biggest Republican lean relative to the nation since the Civil War.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article107220642.html

Please oh please oh please!
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Oct 10, 2016, 07:17 PM (12 replies)

Donald Trump, Groper in Chief

JILL HARTH’S first concern with Donald Trump’s hands wasn’t that they were small. It’s that they were everywhere.

Harth and her longtime boyfriend were in meetings with Trump to forge a business partnership. “He was relentless,” Harth recalled in an interview, describing how on Dec. 12, 1992, he took the couple to dinner and a club — and then situated himself beside Harth and ran his hands up her skirt, to her crotch. “I didn’t know how to handle it. I would go away from him and say I have to go to the restroom. It was the escape route.”

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Oct 7, 2016, 09:33 PM (0 replies)

L. Rhodes singing along with Willie on a new song she wrote. She's 92.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Oct 4, 2016, 12:11 PM (3 replies)

Desperate Fox host Neil Cavuto reduced to asking Scott Baio for expert analysis of Trump’s taxes

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Oct 4, 2016, 06:18 AM (8 replies)
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