As announced here on Johnny Northside hours ago, the Minnesota State Court of Appeals has issued a ruling which is a complete and total vindication of this blog in the "Blogosphere Trial of the Century." There will be no new trial and, furthermore, this is a published case so it will be precedent.
For those who want to read the actual court opinion, here is a link, click here.
A great deal of mainstream media coverage is expected. Watch for...
...a story in the Star Tribune. In the meantime, the first media entity to break this story was apparently a blog called The Volokh Conspiracy which is deeply involved in legal First Amendment issues. (ADDENDUM, August 21, Abby Simons of the STrib asserts she had her story online an hour before the Volokh Conspiracy)
As will be my constant custom when blogging about this free speech victory, I ask readers to offer what help and support they can to the three young members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot who are imprisoned in Russia for a 40 second public criticism of President Putin.