PJ Media- On Monday evening, a federal judge in Kentucky reopened the $250 million defamation case filed by Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann. The judge had previously dismissed the case in July, but is now allowing the lawsuit to proceed with a narrower focus.
U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman agreed to permit discovery on three of 33 allegedly libelous statements in The Post’s coverage of the Jan. 18 incident pertaining to teenager Nicholas Sandmann. The Post has insisted that its reporting was fair and accurate.
All three flagged statements from the newspaper’s coverage refer to Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips being blocked or impeded by Nicholas, a student at Covington Catholic High School, during their viral encounter at the Lincoln Memorial stairs. MORE HERE