“(It’s) a dark day for the First Amendment.”
Minneapolis blogger John “Johnny Northside” Hoff on a Hennepin County judge’s ruling that a jury’s $60,000 verdict against him must stand.
Hoff’s blog had linked former community leader Jerry Moore, a University of Minnesota employee at the time, to a high-profile mortgage fraud, which prompted the U to fire Moore. The post was accurate, and Hoff took credit for the man’s dismissal.
Read the full Star Tribune article here.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.