Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ACLU to Coal CEO Suing John Oliver: 'You Can't Sue People for Being Mean to You'

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia filed a shade-filled brief Tuesday supporting HBO's John Oliver in his legal battle with a coal executive.
Murray Energy and CEO Robert Murray filed a defamation suit against Oliver and HBO earlier this summer, claiming a June 18 segment was a "false" attack on the industry and on Murray, and later sought a gag order from the late-night host.
"Bob Murray thinks John Oliver was mean to him, and he doesn't want him to be mean again," the ACLU's Jamie Lynn Crofts wrote in the brief. "While that is sad for Bob Murray, it is unconstitutional for a court to order such relief."

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