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Judge dismisses Covington Catholic student’s suit against newspaper

Judge dismisses Covington Catholic student’s suit against newspaper

| Carol Zimmermann | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal judge July 26 dismissed a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post by a Kentucky Catholic high school student, ruling the newspaper’s articles and tweets about the student’s actions after the annual March for Life in January were protected by the First Amendment.

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Washington Post files motion to dismiss Covington student’s lawsuit

Washington Post files motion to dismiss Covington student’s lawsuit

| Carol Zimmermann | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lawyers for The Washington Post filed a motion in federal court April 9 seeking the dismissal of the $250 million defamation lawsuit filed against the newspaper by Nick Sandmann, a student at Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School.

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Covington Catholic student sues Washington Post for $250 million

Covington Catholic student sues Washington Post for $250 million

| Carol Zimmermann | February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic high school student at the center of an encounter with a Native American tribal leader in Washington filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit Feb. 19 against The Washington Post claiming the newspaper’s coverage of the incident was biased.

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

| Carol Zimmermann | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington in January found no evidence that the students of Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School issued “offensive or racist statements.”

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Dioceses warned of possible legal action by Covington student’s lawyers

Dioceses warned of possible legal action by Covington student’s lawyers

| Carol Zimmermann | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two weeks after the much-talked about and interpreted incident that occurred between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group, lawyers for one of the students sent more than 50 letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic dioceses and archdioceses warning of possible legal action.

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With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

| Dennis Sadowski | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The image on social media was striking. A smiling teenager wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap and a Native American elder playing a drum and chanting, both staring at each other in a tense encounter.

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Bishop tells Covington Catholic High School community he stands with them

Bishop tells Covington Catholic High School community he stands with them

| Laura Keener | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

You could literally hear a pin drop as the faculty, staff and student body of Covington Catholic High School waited in the gym Jan. 23 for the arrival of Covington Bishop Roger J. Foys.

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Catholic schools help parents pass on the faith

Catholic schools help parents pass on the faith

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the media coverage of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., has been dominated by a videoed altercation involving some high school students from Kentucky, a Native American activist and members of the Black Hebrew Israelites, I came home from the march overwhelmingly energized by the faith of the young Catholics who participated from our archdiocese.

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After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

| Carol Zimmermann | January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior have been stepped back as more details of the entire situation have emerged.

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