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Jack "Out of the Box" Blog

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Careful what you wish for - Bill O’Reilly version

USA - October 30 2017 Former Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly has filed a defamation lawsuit against a man named Michael Painter, based on this post that Mr. Painter put…

Public records are . . . Public

USA - October 24 2017 “Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.” — John Wayne as Ringo Kid in “Stagecoach.” On its face, a quote from a 1939…

There comes a time

USA - October 10 2017 There comes a time, no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, that you have to call out ignorance when you see it. In an interview last…

Political speech and social media can be a tricky mix

USA - October 4 2017 I had a great time last week speaking to a group of business leaders about the issue of employee political speech. What can and should an employer do…

Black Lives Matter to Fox and Friends

USA - September 29 2017 The Black Lives Matter movement has a special place in the daily parade of grievances known as “Fox & Friends.” While admittedly the hosts and guests…

In my opinion, this is an opinion

USA - September 22 2017 The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a defamation suit arising from some online criticism over his work. The plaintiff is a plastic surgeon…

“Slapping” sense into the Ohio legislature

USA - September 13 2017 A Coalition of interested parties, including the Ohio News Media Association and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, have produced a white paper in…

MORE ON CAMPUS SPEECH - Are Safety Concerns Viewpoint Discrimination in Disguise?

USA - September 8 2017 I came across a lot of material on the ongoing debate over campus speech. This post will try to synthesize it all. First is a blog post by my friend…

Richard Simmons, defamation and prejudice

USA - September 5 2017 A California state court has issued a tentative ruling dismissing Richard Simmons' defamation suit against the National Enquirer. Simmons filed the…

New York Times 1; Sarah Palin 0

USA - September 1 2017 A federal court in New York (the judge was Jed Rakoff, a Clinton appointee for my curious readers) dismissed Sarah Palin's defamation suit she'd…