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Aug/03

Fox Motion Against Franken Denied – Court Holds Claim "Wholly Without Merit."


Yahoo is reporting that District Court Judge Chin has denied Fox’ motion for an injunction against the Al Franken book “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them,” stating that Fox’ claim was “wholly without merit, both factually and legally.”

Yahoo also reports that Franken’s publisher has added another 50,000 copies to the print run of the book.  Thanks to Mad Kane for the alert on the decision.

Update: Reuters coverage of oral hearings here

Fox lawyer: “This is too subtle to be a parody.”

Franken’s lawyer (1st Amendment expert Floyd Abrams): “There is no way that any person not completely dense would be confused by this cover to think that Fox was accusing O’Reilly of being a liar.”

Judge:  “There are hard cases and easy cases.  This is an easy case.”

Update:  FoxNews reports on a story of its own devise.

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