A federal judge has decided that the lawsuit launched by Nicholas Sandmann may enter the discovery phase.
This is good news.
Sandmann was singled out by members of the media who truly seemed like they were trying to destroy the boy’s life because he was wearing a MAGA hat.
FOX News reports:
Judge reopens Covington Catholic High student’s defamation suit against Washington Post
A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday partially reopened Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann’s $250 million defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post, which the same judge dismissed in July.
The new ruling, by District Judge William O. Bertelsman, is based on an amended complaint filed by Sandmann’s legal team. The decision permitted Sandmann to obtain documents from The Post during an upcoming discovery process, as his lawyers have sought to argue that the paper negligently covered Sandmann’s interactions with a Native American man, Nathan Phillips, while the student wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat and stood outside the Lincoln Memorial in January.
“The ruling bodes well for the NBC and CNN cases, as well,” Todd V. McMurtry, one of the lawyers for the Sandmann family, tweeted, referring to other outstanding lawsuits concerning those outlets’ coverage of the episode.
The Post did not immediately comment.
This could end badly for the Washington Post and other media outlets.
“This is a huge win. Now #NickSandmann will be able to start discovery and find out exactly what the reporters were thinking when they attacked Nicholas and the #CovingtonCatholic kids,” Sandmann’s lawyer, Todd McMurtry, tweeted on Monday. https://t.co/mPrTItNdp8 via @YahooEnt
— Michael Kersmarki (@MKersmarki) October 29, 2019
This is a big deal. Let’s hope that Nick gets justice. https://t.co/ZsOtB1kaW8
— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) October 28, 2019
Re-Enter Sandmann: Judge allows defamation suit by Covington HS student to proceed.https://t.co/HK18l6edQf
Legal Insurrection has legal background and filings.https://t.co/8DZE0FRWVV
— Tom Maguire (@Tom_Maguire) October 29, 2019
Those kids deserve justice.