Texas Supreme Court to Consider Online Defamation Case

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Robert Kinney says his former boss wrote false and defamatory things about him online, and he wants the state's highest civil court to order the remarks be deleted.

In a case that could have far-reaching effects on individual freedom to post online, the Texas Supreme Court will hear arguments from both sides on Thursday about whether the Texas Constitution allows the court to force Kinney's former boss to unpublish negative postings about his former employee.

The case pits Austin businessman Robert Kinney, against his former employer, Andrew Harrison Barnes. Kinney argues that Barnes defamed him when ...

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