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Monday, April 16, 2007

SCOTUS Rejects Inmate Letter Publication Case

Supreme_court_20_2 From washingtonpost.com: The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a jury verdict against a newspaper for publishing a prison inmate's letter without verifying allegations it contained about a prosecutor.

The owners of the Buzz newspaper of Martinsville, Va., wanted the court to take their case to clarify whether media outlets have a duty to investigate claims made in letters to the editor or risk defamation lawsuits. The justices rejected the appeal without comment.

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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