A blogger who operates a website that reports and comments on local news developments was sued for defamation by the Chief of Police of the City of Salisbury, Maryland. The Plaintiff (the Chief of Police) sought discovery of the blogger's source for a letter that was posted on his website. The blogger opposed disclosure of the source based on the Maryland statutory "news media privilege" and the federal immunity under the "Communications Decency Act."
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Reference Info:Legal Memoranda: Pre-Trial Motions | State, 4th Circuit, Maryland | United States
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