I’ve never bought this story about the legal ramifications of Roger Stone’s claim to be a martyr because…the First Amendment says it’s okay for private citizens to promote conspiracy theories, exactly like Stone and Jones did.
Greening’s editorial claims:
The Supreme Court has defined defamation as including “a highly personal attack ‘that the defendant is guilty of doing the defendant wrong’”….
“Just because you believe in black helicopters, out of control abortions, and a vast government conspiracy doesn’t mean you should bash others who think differently, either,” the First Amendment Society says. …
“Making wild statements in support of conspiracies cannot be an endorsement of the conspiracies the speaker is promoting; rather, it reflects only the speaker’s conclusions,” says R. David Litt, an expert on First Amendment law at Vanderbilt University Law School.
Jones isn’t commenting, said the lawyer for Sandy Hook families. “The most we can say is that the court has given us a tremendous amount of guidance in the area,” said Paul DeFusco.
DeFusco said the families were “aghast” by the decision.
“It is up to the courts to sort this out, and they will,” he said.
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