Burfoot v. ___, No. ____ (Va. Cir. Ct. filed Apr. 21, 2010)

STATUS: The court reversed the grant of injunction

The vice mayor of Norfolk brought suit on Apr. 21 to take down a website, May4thcounts.com, alleging that several sections of the website were untrue, as well as 'slanderous and libelous.' Circuit Court Judge Charles E. Poston granted an injunction on Apr. 21, but sua sponte considered the motion and reversed his own decision, noting that freedom of the press and speech are "among the great bulwarks of liberty."

The vice mayor, Anthony Burfoot, has said he will hire a personal lawyer to find out who is behind the anonymous website once the campaign is over.

Links and Documents
- Judge vacates order shutting down anti-Burfoot website, The Virginian-Pilot, Apr. 23, 2010

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