''We will not rest until every citizen understands the law and 'all defenses and objections not entered are deemed waived' is tattooed across every person's forehead!''
If you read the following news stories and decisions, you may well come to the same opinion I have: courts are saying that "regular citizen" bloggers have all the same 1st Amendment free-speech protections that so-called professionally trained "journalists" who work for the institutionalized establishment media do. Besides reading the cases for yourself, I would suggest that interested persons click on the internal links contained in the cases cited. That's how you educate yourself!
Court: Bloggers have First Amendment protections, by Jeff Barnard - Associated Press
Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox, 12-35238 (9th Cir. 2014)
Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc., 418 U.S. 323 (1974)
Garcia v. Bd. Of Educ., 777 F.2d 1403, 1410 (10th Cir. 1985)
Snyder v. Phelps, 580 F.3d 206 (4th Cir. 2009), aff’d 131 S. Ct. 1207 (2011)
Flamm v. Am. Ass’n of Univ. women, 201 F.3d 144 (2nd Cir. 2000
In re IBP Confidential Bus. Docments Litig., 797 F.2d 632 (8th Cir. 1986)
Avins v. White, 627 F.2d 737, (3rd Cir. 1980)
Davis v. Schuchat, 510 F.2d 731, 734 n.3 (D.C. Cir. 1975)
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