Civil and Human Rights

RELEASE: Fourth Circuit Denies Alex Jones’s Appeal: Gilmore Lawsuit Proceeds to Discovery

Brennan Gilmore was subjected to false and defamatory conspiracy theories by InfoWars’ Alex Jones and others in the wake of the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.

WASHINGTON – Late this afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued orders denying the request by Alex Jones and others that they be permitted to bring an immediate appeal of a lower court ruling that denied their motions to dismiss Brennan Gilmore’s defamation lawsuit against them. Gilmore was the victim of false and defamatory conspiracy theories put forward by InfoWars’ Alex Jones and other conspiracy theorists. Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC), Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, and Andrew Mendrala of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll represent Gilmore in his lawsuit.

CAC Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod said, “We’re gratified to see the Fourth Circuit’s orders today, denying the defendants’ requests for an immediate appeal. We look forward to returning to the District Court and starting discovery soon.”

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Resources:

Case page for Gilmore v. Jones, et al.: https://www.theusconstitution.org/litigation/gilmore-v-jones-et-al/

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Constitutional Accountability Center is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history. Visit CAC’s website at www.theusconstitution.org.

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