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U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman of the Eastern District of Kentucky dismissed a case against former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers over a 2019 tweet, reports the Post and Courier. Sellers’ tweet, which he later deleted, criticized a white Covington Catholic High School student’s highly publicized encounter with a Native American activist at a demonstration in Washington, D.C. Attorneys with Nexsen Pruet defended Sellers against claims that included defamation, invasion of privacy and civil threatening leveled by parents of the group of Covington Catholic High School students involved in the altercation.

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Aleeza Furman

Aleeza Furman is a Philadelphia-based copy editor with ALM. Contact her at [email protected]

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