As We reported earlier this month, a librarian in Lafayette Louisiana sued a parent of a student and Citizens for a New Louisiana for defamation because they disagreed with her publicly on her policy of allowing sexually explicit books in a children's area of the library.
We have just received word that "Judge ruled our statements were not defamatory. Judge also ruled Amanda Jones was a public figure who intended to influence the outcome of the public meeting and public opinion. Defamation claim would not have been successful even if Amanda Jones was not a public figure"
This is a victory for Free Speech.
Despite a favorable ruling from the Judge, it still does nothing to remove the sexually explicit books, however, it does send a message to public figures seeking to sue under defamation. Free Speech is still alive.