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In split decision, judge orders S-R to identify one anonymous online commenter

The Spokesman-Review must provide information that could identify an anonymous reader who typed a disparaging online comment about the chairwoman of the Kootenai County Republican Party in February, an Idaho judge ruled Tuesday. You can read our full story here at, and read 1st District Judge John Luster's ruling here. The judge ordered the newspaper to identify one of the three commenters targeted, but not the other two; the S-R hasn't yet decided whether to appeal.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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