A circuit court judge in Nashville, Tennessee recently added his voice to a growing chorus of judges holding that anonymous internet speakers have a First Amendment interest in remaining anonymous. Like so many of the cases we have reported on, this one involved a defamation claim arising from anonymous commentary on a blog.
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Newsroom Law Blog - May 27, 2009 11:15 AM
In a case we first reported on in December, a judge in Madison County, Illinois ordered The Alton Telegraph newspaper to reveal the identity of two people who commented anonymously on the newspaper's web site. A state prosecutor in Madison...