Dean Lidsky and Fellow First Amendment Scholars File Amicus Brief in Gilmore v. Jones

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky and other free-speech colleagues filed an amicus brief in June in the case of Gilmore v. Jones.

Brennan Gilmore was on the street at last summer’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., when James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter protestors, killing one woman and injuring others. Gilmore posted a video of the episode online. Alex Jones published his own video on his Infowars website and accused Gilmore of being a plant from the CIA, suggesting that perhaps Gilmore was involved in the attack that killed the woman. Gilmore sued Jones for defamation in March.

The New York Times article, “Free Speech Scholars to Alex Jones: You’re Not Protected,” addresses the brief and Jones’ recent removal from several social media platforms.