This list, maintained by the MLRC Institute, lists incidences in the United States in which online speech is threatened, whether through libel suits, criminal investigations, or other means. If you know of something we missed, please let us know. For more details on this list, see “Notes and Sources” below.
Moore v. O'Bannon, No. _____ (Miss. Cir. Ct., Hines County filed March 2006 Status: Unknown
Jackson, Miss. minister Rev. Ronald K. Moore and his wife sued Valerie O'Bannon, a Jackson native now living in Minnesota, over a web site (which no longer exists) that she launched in January 2006 which claims that she and Moore had a five-month affair. In February, Moore won an order from a Mississippi Chancery Court judge ordering O'Bannon to take down the site, and tried to have her jailed for contempt when she did not do so. But the Chancery judge held that the matter belonged in Circuit Court, and Moore filed suit in that court shortly thereafter.