June 24, 2014 -- Professor Eugene Volokh discussed when bloggers count as journalists for purposes of defamation suits. His comments appear in an ABA Journal article.
UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, who represented Cox on appeal, agrees that a primary significance of the decision is treating institutional and noninstitutional media similarly.
"I think the view that the First Amendment applies equally to all who speak to the public has been generally accepted since the framing and has been important since," Volokh explains."But it's more true now that more people than ever before would be made into second-class citizens if the contrary view were adopted. And it's harder than ever before to tell who is 'institutional media' and who is not."
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