12-35238 Obsidian Finance Group, LLC, et al v. Crystal Cox;
Crystal Cox Cited in USA v. Barrett Lancaster Brown, "MOTION TO DISMISS THE INDICTMENT, Defendant BARRETT LANCASTER BROWN files this motion to dismiss Count 1 and Counts 3–12 of the Indictment.
"However, First Amendment protection is not contingent on whether the
speaker is “a trained journalist, formally affiliated with traditional news entities, engaged in
conflict-of-interest disclosure, went beyond just assembling others’ writings, or tried to get both
sides of a story.” Obsidian Fin. Grp., LLC v. Crystal Cox 740 F.3d 1284, 1291 (9th Cir. Jan. 17,
2014) (applying First Amendment protection to blogs). "