Next week, July 1996, marks the 15th anniversary of the bomb explosion at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta Georgia, and lawyers for Richard Jewell, who died in 2007, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution final fight might very well be over. A Georgia Court of Appeals ruled last week, and affirmed the dismissal of the libel case against the newspaper could signal that the final fight has ended.
L. Lin Wood Jr., who has represented Richard Jewell in multiple libel suits and upon his death represented his estate, has said he, “Will appeal last week’s adverse decision by the state Court of Appeals.” That would mean that either the Georgia Supreme Court, or even the U.S. Supreme Court, could decide to weigh in. If it gets to the U. S. Supreme Court I predict, with the using of the Court’s interpretation of the First Amendment of Free Speech in regards to campaign contributions by corporations, we could pretty much predict which way they would rule. Thus unless the Georgia Supreme Court takes the case the saga of a hero turned villain by the media has come to a close. Last week’s Court of Appeals ruling, which affirmed the dismissal of the case against the newspaper will be the end of the cases on behalf of Jewell. Lin Wood was dubbed by Dan Rather as the voice of the damned because of this case and other cases Wood became known, such the John & Patsy Ramsey libel cases, in regards to the tragic murder of their young daughter, JonBenét Ramsey.
Wood says his efforts have not been for nothing. “I do believe the Richard Jewell case made a difference. I do believe that responsible members of the media are more cautious now.” He adds, though: “I don’t think it’s deterred Nancy Grace much.”.
I would point out the recent lynching of Casey Anthony for three years before her trial by media such as Grace and others would go a long way of saying some of the infotainment passed as news have not learned much except for Grace’s screeching words of her own first amendment rights to feed the ratings game still ring hollow in many of our ears.
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July 19, 2011
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