Magazine article The Quill

Court Won't Hear Jewell's Libel Appeal

Magazine article The Quill

Court Won't Hear Jewell's Libel Appeal

Article excerpt

The Georgia Supreme Court has declined to consider the appeal of Richard Jewell in the former Olympic security guard's libel lawsuit against The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The court decided 6-1 against hearing the case, The Associated Press reported.

The state Supreme Court also upheld the lower court's ruling that the newspaper did not need to identify its confidential sources of information about Jewell, who had challenged the Court of Appeals' ruling that he was a public figure by the time he was identified as a suspect in the 1996 bombing at Centennial Olympic Park.

"The quest for justice for Richard Jewell now will move to the U.S. Supreme Court, and hopefully he will achieve justice there," said Lin Wood, Jewell's lawyer.

Peter Canfield, the newspaper's lawyer, said the high court "recognized that the Court of Appeals correctly applied the law in this case. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.