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Judge orders newspaper to name online commenters

Judge orders newspaper to name online commenters
Posted Thursday, January 23rd 2014 @ 11am  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A judge in New Orleans has given the Times-Picayune website 10 days to turn over the identities of two online commenters, reports Politico. The judge agreed to the request by the lawyer for Stacey Jackson, former head of the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership program who is facing federal charges of corruption. Jackson's legal team apparently thinks the anonymous commenters were federal attorneys who posted comments about Jackson and her case on, possibly to pressure suspects into cooperating with them, reports AP.

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