Republican sues anonymous commenters

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  1. Ravi
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    Idaho judge considers anonymous comments lawsuit - Spokesman.com - June 1, 2012

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    what if they are a thief?
     
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    Then the lawsuit would get thrown out. But I don't think that will happen.

    This is based on a law that George W. Bush signed off on a few years ago that basically makes it a crime to post something on the internet anonymously if the target of your post is a known person and the comment is untrue or unprovable.

    Should be interesting.
     
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    Well if it's an over reaching law signed by Bush I'm sure Obama and the super majority of dems got rid of it.
     
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    It went mostly unnoticed. Hopefully this case will shine some attention on it and something will be done about it.
     
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    Funny..no such law exists for anonymous donors and the lying adverts they buy.
     
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    That's an excellent point.
     
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    People get sued for libel/defamation all the time.

    Nothing to do with Bush and nothing new....
     
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    Damned frivilous lawsuits.
     
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    rdean is shaking in his boots.

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