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Big Legal Win for Climate Scientist May Impact all Bloggers

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Although progressive will probably favor the plaintiff in this case, it has important negative implications for the future of alternative news if he wins.

A District of Columbia appeals court has given a major legal win to Michael Mann, a professor at Pennsylvania State University who studies climate change, in his defamation suits against two bloggers who compared him to Jerry Sandusky, the former coach found to have sexually assaulted numerous boys.

The three-judge panel did not rule on the merits of the case but rejected an attempt by the bloggers to have the suits thrown out on First Amendment grounds.

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