Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dan Scott V. The Argus Moves Forward

The libel suit brought by Dan Scott over Argus Leader editor Randell Beck's column is set to move forward. PP over at the War College has the ruling.

UPDATE: KELO has more:
In Wednesday's ruling, Judge Kathleen Caldwell said there's no clear law that says that a reader would have been able to figure out if the column was actual news or a parody. So, she'll let a jury decide.

A trial date has not been set.

Something else that makes this case unique is that if there are an appeals, this would be the first time South Dakota's Supreme Court has heard a case involving the First Amendment and parody. It could end up setting a precedent for future cases and could affect what you read in the paper and see on TV.

And on blogs?

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