- Posted January 24, 2014 by
Port Townsend, Washington
- Blogger Crystal Cox Ninth Circuit Motion to Rehear; Eugene Volokh, Marc Randazza
- Anti-Corruption Blogger Crystal Cox Makes a Stand Against Overreaching Judges.
- Anti-Corruption Blogger Crystal Cox FIGHTS BACK Against Extortion Allegations in Judicial Ruling
- Kashmir Hill, Journalist used Forbes to knowingly Defame and Attack Blogger Crystal Cox. Kashmir Hill reported falsely on Crystal Cox and accused her of criminal activity knowing it was FALSE.
- Blogger Crystal Cox, through her attorney Eugene Volokh, UCLA Constitutional Law Professor files a motion requesting the court to withhold allegations of Cox having a history of seeking a payoff in exchange for retraction.
Investigative Blogger Monica Foster; "Exclusive Interview with Crystal Cox post her Ninth Circuit VICTORY for independent Bloggers"; Crystal Cox Decision Ninth Circuit
Below is Quoted from Crystal Cox Interview with Monica Foster of RandazzaNews.com and PornNewsToday.com
Monica Foster, Anti-Corruption Blogger; "Monica Foster commentary: As of January 17, 2014 Reuters.com reported that a Federal Appeals court ruled Investigative Blogger and Journalist Crystal Cox and the multitude of other bloggers throughout the United States are entitled to the same free speech protections as a traditional journalist and cannot be liable for defamation (unless found to have acted negligently).
This court ruling is particularly important due to us living in an era of of which independent bloggers are responsible for a vast amount of the online news and information produced.
Crystal Cox has chosen to grant PornNewsToday.com an exclusive interview in regards to her Ninth Circuit court victory:
What Does this Ninth Circuit VICTORY Mean to You?
First of all I want to say congratulations to ALL those out there using the internet to expose corruption, give voice to victims, report the “real news” By the People for the People, and using the internet to heal others and share information on natural cures. Now you have Equal Rights in a Court of Law for what you do. KEEP on Doing It.
The power of New Media is our Divine Gift, our Constitutional Right, and our Savior as a Society. This Ninth Circuit WIN is for ALL Citizen Journalists, Investigative Bloggers, AntiCorruption Bloggers and Whistleblowers.
Those reporting on corruption in our courts do not have a voice other than blogs. It is imperative in our times that Citizen Journalists, Investigative Bloggers, AntiCorruption Bloggers and Whistleblowers have equal rights to those in traditional media. Otherwise corruption and greed that violates human rights, will continue to be rampant, and the lives of the victims of corruption will continue to suffer in every way.
This WIN levels the playing field and those reporting on corruption in their town, their expertise, their personal research now have equal rights to protection under the law. This means that Traditional Journalists and Big Media can no longer have a Super Power to distort the news, post fake facts simply to support ad dollars, politicians and corporations, as a matter of law.
Oftentimes when bloggers expose corruption, those bloggers are stripped of their rights within the very judicial system they are reporting corruption on. This WIN ends this, at least, in theory, and in a higher court judicial ruling. The public at large will decide what they want to believe and from whom. However, now bloggers reporting on the story ALL have an equal say, as a matter of LAW and Constitutional Rights.
I am elated at the breathing room this gives ALL those out there Exposing Corruption in our Judicial System who are being silenced daily by corrupt judges, lawyers and the judicial process as a whole. This WIN gives them a Voice, gives them POWER. And for me personally, that is the true WIN, that is the Victory, that I dedicated so much of my life for.
That “one” small voice not being heard, exposing documents and proof of corruption, now, has equal rights to the biggest institutional media out there, and this is a HUGE human rights and civil rights victory, in my opinion.
This Win ENDS the Monopoly of Free Speech Big Media has unconstitutionally held for so long, as a matter of LAW.
This WIN is very exciting and relieving to me, personally, as I have held onto to this appeal in the face of extreme adversary.
I have been threatened to stop the appeal. I have been harassed, gang stalked, stripped of all money and business opportunity I have had my appeal rights attempted to be auctioned off by a Portland Oregon Sheriff via the shenanigans of my former attorney Marc Randazza and the Plaintiff’s Attorneys David Aman and Steven Wilker. I have lost everything I knew to be my life before all of this in every way, and have been put under constant attack and duress for several years. I may not have survived, had it not been for the constant friendship, support and hope of Pastor John Collins of the Bringing Back God Church in Bristol TN.
As my attorney Eugene Volokh said, cases like this “usually end up settled without trial, and it was rare for one to reach the federal appeals court level.” I was offered 15 settlements and I held on to this precedent for the highest and best of ALL. And now I have given all I have known to be my life to do it, which I am proud of.
Having this Ninth Circuit Appeal WIN for all Citizen Journalists, Whistleblowers and AntiCorruption bloggers, for me, makes it all worth it. Having this legal precedent for all those out there trying to have a voice and expose corruption, is a huge relief for me.
I am Grateful. Now Bloggers, Citizen Journalists, and Whistleblowers have the same Speech Protections As Traditional Press, Traditional Journalists, as a matter of LAW.
This court ruling is the first of it’s kind. It is the first federal appeals court level ruling that applies specifically to bloggers and it is a VICTORY for ALL online speakers.
This WIN finally makes it legally clear that bloggers have the same First Amendment rights as professional journalists.
This is powerfully important and long overdue. Now news, as we knew it, traditional mainstream news, no longer has any special privilege, as it should be.
Many bloggers reporting on corruption and on issues of natural health cures, AntiCorruption Bloggers, Citizen Journalists and Whistleblowers, are in fear of their life, or being sued and having no way to survive and take care of their family, being jailed or even killed. This is very real, and this WIN will empower them to step out into the light and to keep exposing corruption and talking about known cures. This WIN is a Landslide Victory for Human Rights, for Civil Rights.
So Speak Up Folks, Tell your Story, Tell the TRUTH and keep on fighting corruption judges, attorneys, county commissioners, senators and more.
This WIN is POWERFUL for all those out there reporting on the real news, as its happening on the ground, in real life and not “news entertainment” we are fed by the corporate machine.
Now those reporting what is really happening, bloggers, have equal rights as traditional journalists and long established “institutional media”, in a court of law and this LEVELS the playing field of the TRUTH.
Do you feel a sense of relief with the $2.5 Million Judgment (at least temporarily) Off Your Back?
Folks, the money is of no value to me personally, as I have lost everything and continue to be a pauper, as a way of life now. It is no real relief to me as in this moment of time I live in church housing and eat from church donations, thank God for Pastor John Collins and the Bringing Back God Church.
Since the original verdict, I have been sued by my original attorney Marc Randazza for millions in his attempt to CENSOR me. And well, I am not so naive as to think I won’t get another corrupt judgement with my New Trial in Portland with as much corruption as there is in Portland.
However, I do not intend to stop exposing corruption, New Judgement or Not.
I had 15 offers out of the $2.5 Million Judgement, settlement offers. I made one to them in the first week, and it included an email they have now used in part to defame me and paint me out as a criminal. I could have got out of this long ago. This is a sacred, divine and spiritual mission for me. It is a calling, fate if you will. I held out for this appeal ruling to give a voice to ALL who Expose Corruption and ALL who give advice on, educate on and have cured themselves with natural cures and alternative medicine. I deliberately, to the best of my ability, forced the lower court to rule on my rights as a blogger regarding the First Amendment, Retraction Laws, Shield Laws, and AntiSlapp laws ..