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Ed Whelan, Judge Kavanaugh’s Defender, Just Committed Defamation

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Ed Whelan just committed defamationThursday evening, longtime conservative activist Ed Whelan put on his Sherlock Holmes cap and tweeted a wild series of conjectures that another man, not Brett Kavanaugh, assaulted Christine Blasey Ford 36 years ago.

Astonishingly, Whelan also tweeted the name, former address, photographs, and Facebook posts of this individual, who is a private citizen. Immediately, condemnations rained down on the once-lionized activist (a former clerk to Justice Scalia and head of the right-wing Ethics and Public Policy Center) from all quarters: conservative and liberal, public and private. Immediately, some wondered whether his tweets constitute defamation.

Answer: unless Whelan’s suspect is guilty, they sure do.


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