Covington Catholic student lawsuit against Washington Post to continue

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COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A federal judge is allowing a portion of Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann’s lawsuit against the Washington Post to continue, after first dismissing the case.

After reviewing an amended complaint on Monday, a judge ordered the case could enter the discovery phase hence a portion of the lawsuit against the newspaper could continue.

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Nick and his attorney argue the newspaper incorrectly characterized the teen.

The judge says his decision that 30 of the 33 statements Sandmann’s lawyers argued as libelous were not but that “justice requires” further review of three of the statements.

The judge’s order means Sandmann’s legal team can make requests for internal Washington Post documents like emails and communications between editors and reporters of the event.