Friday, August 1, 2008
The Jane Doe plaintiffs in the infamous Autoadmit lawsuit now have the names of the anonymous posters who made such statements as "Women named Jill and Hillary should be raped." The plaintiffs' contentions is that such statements became associated with them and caused both emotional harm and damage to their chances of obtaining legal employment. They are now attempting to hold the posters liable in court. A new Wired article recaps the history of the case, and gives legal commentary by the plaintiffs' lawyers and such experts as the University of South Carolina Law School's Ann Bartow and George Washington Law Schools' Dan Solove, here. Here's more from the Chronicle of Higher Education.