The Delaware Supreme Court yesterday issued a decision that may have nationwide impact in the blogosphere. In John Doe No.1. v. Cahill, download pdf file, the court refused to require the disclosure of the identity of someone whose anonymous post on a blog was alleged to be defamatory. The standard that the court used was that there first must be enough evidence of a defamation claim to survive a motion for summary judgment on that claim.
The Wilmington News Journal deserves credit for a story publicizing the case. The article described the decision as a victory for free speech.