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Judge orders newspaper to name online commenters

 
Judge orders newspaper to name online commenters
Posted January 23rd, 2014 @ 11:57am by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A judge in New Orleans has given the Times-Picayune website 10 days to turn over the identities of two online commenters, reports Politico. The judge agreed to the request by the lawyer for Stacey Jackson, former head of the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership program who is facing federal charges of corruption. Jackson's legal team apparently thinks the anonymous commenters were federal attorneys who posted comments about Jackson and her case on NOLA.com, possibly to pressure suspects into cooperating with them, reports AP.

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