This morning, my co-counsel from the ACLU of Ohio and I filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Robert Murray, CEO of the coal company Murray Energy Corp., against our client Mike Stark. Murray has sued over this article that Stark wrote on the Huffington Post blog about Murray's campaign donations to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. Murray also has sued the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, and others working for her site. We believe Mr. Murray's case has no merit. All the facts alleged by Mike Stark in his article are true, and …
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David Halperin, an attorney, was the founding director of Campus Progress at the Center for American Progress and a White House speechwriter for President Clinton.