Maxon v. Ottawa Publ’g Co.

MAXON v. OTTAWA PUBL’G CO.  |  No. 2008-MR-125  |  Ill. App. Ct. Mar. 24, 2009  |  The Cyberlaw Clinic prepared this amicus brief (pdf) with support from local counsel at Herbolsheimer Lannon Henson Duncan and Reagan PC.  It was submitted to the Illinois Appellate Court for the Third District, an intermediate level appellate court in Illinois, on behalf of Citizen Media Law Project, joined by Gannett Co., Inc., Hearst Corporation, Illinois Press Association, Online News Association, Public Citizen, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Tribune Company.  Amici asked an Illinois appellate court to protect the rights of anonymous speakers online by imposing procedural safeguards before requiring that their identities be disclosed.

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