MOORE V. WASHINGTON POST: IT IS TIME FOR ROY MOORE TO FULFILL HIS PROMISE AND SUE

220px-Washington_Post_buildingBelow is my column in USA Today on the last remaining promise for Roy Moore to fulfill from his campaign: his promised defamation lawsuit.  Unless he and his lawyers were using the pledge to sue as a deflection from the merits of the allegations, it is time for Moore to make good on the promise and file.  Of course, that will subject him to depositions and discovery but, if he is telling the truth, he has little to fear.  In the meantime, I discussed how Gloria Allred suggested that her client will also sue for defamation.  That would also be welcomed, though Allred will have to significantly improve her legal performance for an actual lawsuit as opposed to her disastrous press conference.  Beverly Young Nelson has said that the lawsuit will definitely happen.

Here is the column:

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Schumer Files Real Complaint Over False Sexual Harassment Complaint

220px-Charles_Schumer_official_portraitSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has rightfully filed a police complaint over a fake sexual harassment complaint against him, including the forged signature of a former aide. This is a vicious attack on Schumer that vividly illustrates the hatefilled madness that has taken so many citizens on both the left and the right in today’s poisonous political environment.  I am heartened by the filing.  Finding the culprit or culprits behind this fake complaint would take a small but meaningful step to bringing a element of responsibility back to our political discourse.

 

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Allred Appears To Threaten Defamation Action In Moore Controversy

downloadAfter an appalling performance during the election that handed Roy Moore a desperately needed claim of misrepresentation by an alleged victim, attorney Gloria Allred appeared on CNN for a victory lap — an interview that only briefly touched on the debacle over her press conference with Beverly Young Nelson.  Allred ignored the fact that Jones won despite her blundering during the campaign.  Putting aside the obvious lack of responsibility, Allred did agree with Nelson that this is not over because there is still the matter of defamation to address on behalf of Nelson. That sounds like a threat of a Nelson defamation action, which is precisely what my column today is calling for.  Let’s find out who is lying in Alabama.  Both Moore and Nelson should stop threatening lawsuit and actually sue.

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Miami Doctors Allow Man To Die Because Of “Do Not Resuscitate” Tattoo On Chest

nejmc1713344_f1-800x601Doctors at the Jackson Memorial Hospital faced a novel issue when a 70-year-old man was brought into the emergency room after being found intoxicated and unconscious on the street.  (The man lived at a nursing home and had a history of pulmonary disease).  The doctors were working to assist the man when someone noticed a large chest tattoo reading “DO NOT RESUSCITATE.”  It even had a tattoo signature.  After consulting an “ethics expert,” the hospital treated the tattoo as a viable DNR form and allowed the man to die. In my view, the expert was wrong on the law if his decision was based solely on the tattoo.

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Prosecutor Resigns After Filing Assault Charge Over Hallway Bump

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Assistant Summit County prosecutor Kassim Ahmed has resigned after a truly bizarre controversy over what appears a slight bump in the hallway that led Ahmed to file an assault charge against court employee Holly Trivett.  The videotape below does not support the claim and Ahmed complained that he has “taken unfair criticism as a result of these negative articles.”

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Anthony Scaramucci Threatens Tufts With Defamation Lawsuit

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A speech by Anthony Scaramucci at his alma mater, Tufts University, has been delayed after the former Trump White House spokesman threatened the student newspaper with a defamation lawsuit.  I previously wrote a column on Scaramucci and his controversial outbursts. This threat against the students at Tufts is legally meritless and undermines whatever credibility Scaramucci retained following his disastrously sort stint at the White House.

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