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Trump Confidant sued a cow

The Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, a loyal follower of Donald trump , wants to sue Twitter for $ 250 million – libel, and because the platform prejudices

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Trump Confidant sued a cow

The Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, a loyal follower of Donald trump , wants to sue Twitter for $ 250 million – libel, and because the platform prejudices against Conservative hege.

Slandered looks Nunes, who headed up the Republican election defeat last November, the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives, of several Twitter users, including two satirical Accounts: Under the pseudonym "Devin Nunes' Cow ' and 'Devin Nunes' Mom" had blasphemed a fictional cow and a fictitious mother of the California deputies about him.

Nunes was in the headlines because he turned into the intelligence Committee to be a bulwark for the President, and Determination against Trump had reliable torpedoes. "How 'Devin Nunes' Mom' has operated 'Devin Nunes' Cow' is a malicious libel campaign against Nunes", it is said in the writ. The opinion of strong cattle introduced himself on Twitter as a cow from the Midwestern state of Iowa. From there it "be on the lookout for the telltale little Cowboy" Devin Nunes, whose boots were "full of manure".

The judgment from the years 1964

have now sued Twitter account "served false and defamatory statements, and to distribute," claims the lawsuit. U.S. lawyers noted with concern that, especially in the conservative camp, increasingly, of the press and freedom of expression before the courts to undermine. Nunes' application was once more "the attempt of a politician, the legal system to abuse, to discourage criticism and to prove that critics need to expect a big effort to process, and lawyer costs," says lawyer Susan Hennessey from the liberal Washington-based Brookings Institute.

in 1964, had determined the Supreme court in the landmark decision, Sullivan v. "New York Times" that a public figure could only sue on libel and slander, if intentional malice exists, and knowingly were falsehoods have been spread. Lawsuits against media reports are hardly successfully, in the election campaign of 2016, but demanded that Donald Trump is representative of the many U.S. Conservative legal Change. He is going to change the libel laws "so that we can win lawsuits, and a lot of money when us deliberately negative and terrible and wrong article to be written," said Trump with a view to the New York Times and the Washington Post.

suit well-no chance

In February, the conservative Supreme judge Clarence Thomas had the discussion about a tightening of defamation laws, newly initiated, and requires that the Supreme court should review Sullivan v. New York Times, to make it easier to libel suits by public figures in the future.

In Nunes’ case, the suit is given little Chance of The defendant's Twitter Accounts are clearly parodies, Nunes is a nationally known public Person. The Deputy will still not stop. On Monday evening, he assured in an Interview with Fox News, his lawsuit was "just the first of many more to come". (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 19.03.2019, 22:05 Uhr

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