Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Lokhova v. Halper.  This case concerns a defamation action by Svetlana Lokhova, a Russian-born graduate student, against several national print and broadcast outlets (collectively, the “News Organizations”) and Stefan Halper.  The district court dismissed most of Lokhova’s defamation claims as time-barred under the one-year statute of limitations.  The amicus brief is in support of the News Organizations.  It argues that Lokhova’s claims stemming from hyperlinked articles are indeed time-barred.  Specifically, it argues that the single-publication rule applies to Internet publishing and that the republication exception to the single-publication rule does not apply to hyperlinks.  [2020]

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