A Judge just told Andrew Breitbart to go pound sand (not sure how rude that is being a Brit, but I just like the sound of it).
Caught this story on The Brad Blog and thought a few of you might enjoy it.
Last week was a bad week to be Republican con-man Andrew Breitbart. But, really, what week isn't?The debunking came in a Daily Kos diary by our very own Keith Olbermann
First there was his embarrassing, angry, drunken, video-taped "stop raping people" bender outside of CPAC, followed by his sober, but completely debunked, attempts to justify it all on the morning after
So here's what a Judge told Andrew today
WASHINGTON (CN) - Former U.S Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod's lawsuit against right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart survived a motion to dismiss, clearing the way for her to pursue the high-profile defamation suit she filed against him and a colleague last year.All I can say is "GO SHIRLEY GO"
Sherrod Sued Breitbart and associate Larry O'Connor in February 2011, charging the two men posted a heavily editor clip of her online that led to accusations of racism and ultimately got her fired.
Breitbert filed his motion under the D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act, which provides that if a defendant can show the claim at issue arises from an act in furtherance of the right to free speech - and if the it is also related to an issue of public concern-he can file a special motion to dismiss.
But in a terse decision, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon tossed the motion, pointing out that the D.C. law that the motion was based on did not take affect until more than a month after Sherrod filed her defamation suit.
Any Kossack legal eagles out there to tell us how much trouble "Ol Screamer" is in?
4:39 PM PT: Thanks for the tips and recs, much appreciated.
Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 1:37 AM PT: thanks to andgarden in comments, a link to the actual judgement
Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 1:40 AM PT: HaHaHa!
Look what Andrew Breitbart re tweeted...
Mysteriously Unnamed @mobygrapefan
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