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Tag: defamation


Liars, damned liars and politicians

Let this serve as a warning to any political candidate who might be tempted to play fast and loose with the truth in the heat of battle: The Public Disclosure Commission may not be able to get you, but you’re not beyond the reach of the courts.

A jury in King County decided this week that King County Council member Jane Hague defamed an opponent’s chief supporter in 2007. The suit stems from a campaign mailer sent to more than 20,000 homes that described a supporter of opponent Richard Pope as someone who “tops law enforcement’s list with

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