Wednesday, August 31, 2011


My friends Connie and Marc Fournier at Free Dominion have won an important case and important victory for free speech.

Free Dominion wins the Baglow case!
August 30, 2011 — xanthippa



This is most excellent news! And – most enjoyable reading…

Last month, I reported my observations and opinions (strictly personal ones) of the hearing for summary judgment in the ‘Baglow case’: here are part 1 and part 2.

Quick recap: John Baglow and ‘Peter O’Donnel’ got into a heated debate online which spanned several blogs and the Free Dominion discussion forum on the topic of Omar Khadr, his trial and whether or not supporting Omar Khadr constitutes ‘supporting the Taliban’.

John Baglow then tried to sue ‘Peter O’Donnel’ and Free Dominion for defamation: ‘Peter O’Donnel’ for what he said and Free Dominion for being the forum in which he said it. (‘Published it’ would be a more accurate term – but ‘said’ just rolls off the keyboard so much more easily!)

Today, the ruling in the case came in: the case has been dismissed....

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