ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

Judge Rules On SR Motion To Quash

Judge John Luster has handed down a split ruling on the Spokesman-Review motion to quash the subpoena filed by former Kootenai County GOP Central Committee chairwoman Tina Jacobson, seeking the identity of three commenters who post here at Huckleberries Online (Almost Innocent Bystander, Phaedrus & OutofStaterTater). Judge Luster ruled that the Spokesman must provide information that will lead to the identity of AlmostInnocentBystander, whom Jacobson claims defamed her in a Feb. 14 comment. However, the judge agreed to the SR motion to quash the subpoena against Phaedrus and OutofStateTater, ruling that neither made defamatory comments. Therefore, their identities will remain protected. The judge gave the SR 14 days to provide the information sought about AlmostInnocentBystander. You can read the judge's ruling here. (SR file photo of Judge John Luster)

Question: Will this ruling affect your online posting?


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here