Haha, no shit? That's great. So it really was all about his hurt feelings.Court of Appeals dumped his suit against KSR today.
Not a close case. Nonetheless, the court had a very slight admonishment for Jones and KSR:Haha, no shit? That's great. So it really was all about his hurt feelings.
Just looked it up.
From today’s ruling:
Perceived missteps in the public eye these days all too often unleash torrents of anonymous online hate. One can hardly blame the victim of such onslaughts for wanting redress. Or blame him for taking aim at the only members of the mob with faces: pundits like Jones and like Franklin who at times took too much glee in reporting on the misery of others. But a gulf lies between commenting on harassment and causing it. And in that respect, the First Amendment protects the rights of sports radio talk show hosts just as it protects the rights of presidents. Those who step into the public limelight, even temporarily, must face the hazard that sometimes comes with it. Should they find a commentator’s discussion of their foray into public life unsavory, they cannot easily “cry ‘Foul!’” Monitor Patriot Co. v. Roy, 401 U.S. 265, 274 (1971).
For the lawyers here. PDF link. https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/20a0060p-06.pdf
Lol. This wasn't a close case in 1850, let alone now. The Trump case was a high profile case with modern technology, but the underlying principles are firmly established.What's most ironic is that Matt Jones has to be thankful for a case where Trump was sued as the precedent that got the case against KSR dropped by the Court of Appeals. Sounded like it hurt him to have to admit it.