The New York Times (NYT) has filed a lawsuit against Peter Brimelow to recover attorney fees for a defamation action he filed against them in 2020 in the Southern District of New York (SDNY). After the defamation action was dismissed, New York expanded its anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) law.
In this case, TGP (The Gateway Pundit) requested to intervene and unseal the Epstein client list in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. However, the District Court denied the motion on the grounds that TGP’s request was not made in a timely manner and that TGP’s interests were already represented by existing parties and intervenors.
In this case, Maricopa County had a strained relationship with The Gateway Pundit (TGP) and its reporter, Jordan Conrad, due to their prior reporting leading to the resignation of a Maricopa county official. During the 2022 election, Maricopa County instituted a “press pass” policy claiming it was to protect county officials. However, Maricopa used the vague guidelines to exclude TGP and Conradson, alleging they were “biased” and not “quality journalism.”
This case involves Luis Sousa, who was issued a permanent no trespass order by the Superintendent, which banned him from attending Seekonk School Committee meetings and entering Seekonk Public Schools property. This order was based on two incidents, one outside a school committee meeting and the other during a school committee meeting where Sousa was accused of violating public participation policies and causing a disturbance.
Lyndon Perry, also known as I,HYPOCRITE, was sued for copyright infringement by MCM Group 22. The lawsuit was over a tweet that Perry posted that included a still frame image from a movie created by the website, girlsdoporn.com. The founder of the website was found guilty of criminal charges and part of the restitution order was to transfer the copyright of the videos to the models.
In this case, Worcester DAs Office prosecuted DePina for violating G.L. c. 26, § 13B based on DePina heckling Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins during a televised press conference. The charge alleged that DePina’s heckling incorporated reference to the three criminal cases pending against him that the Suffolk County DA’s Office was prosecuting. The entire incident was on video.
Church Militant is a non-profit media company and advocacy organization that supports reform within the Catholic Church. In 2021, it sought to lease the City of Baltimore’s event venue for a prayer rally in protest of the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which would be taking place nearby.
Berge went to the school superintendent’s office to inquire about tickets to a school play. He was neither rude nor vulgar and held his camera in plain view, announced he was recording, and announced that he was a “citizen journalist” doing a story on the issue. (link to video) Two of the three employees filmed did not wish to be filmed. However, after a lengthy conversation with an official who appeared to have no objection to being filmed, Berge politely left.