James O’Keefe has just added another massive win to his amazing record when going after media outlets.
The New York Supreme Court handed O’Keefe a significant win over the New York Times on Friday.
The court ruled that the outlet improperly published privileged documents.
Big Win for PV
O’Keefe is currently locked into a huge legal battle for defamation against the New York Times.
The Times had published a story that included internal Project Veritas memos.
The memos were all discussing PV’s strategies and tactics.
According to the lawsuit filed by Project Veritas, the Times only did this to hurt O’Keefe with ongoing litigation that is working its way through the courts.
The Times had already been dealt one loss in November when it was ordered to stop publishing the internal documents.
In this most recent ruling, the court ruled that the Times had gathered the documentation via “irregular” means.
Justice Charles Wood wrote, “The court finds that Project Veritas has met its burden of showing that the subject memoranda were obtained by irregular means, if not both irregular and improper means.”
“Like the attorney-client privilege, the First Amendment is vital to our republic, but also has limits.
“‘For even though the broad sweep of the First Amendment seems to prohibit all restraints on free expression, this Court has observed that freedom of speech does not comprehend the right to speak on any subject at any time.”
Christmas came early for our @dhillonlaw clients #projectveritas #jamesokeefe today! NY Trial court issued devastating opinion ruling that the @nytimes improperly obtained and published its litigation adversary’s non-waived privileged communications: pic.twitter.com/fdgxWiEjdM
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) December 24, 2021
After Project Veritas and several staffer homes were raided by the FBI, including O’Keefe’s, the memos were published by the Times.
O’Keefe has maintained that the FBI or DOJ purposefully leaked the documents.
Attorney Libby Locke stated, “The New York Times has long forgotten the meaning of the journalism it claims to espouse, and has instead become a vehicle for the prosecution of a partisan political agenda.
“Today’s ruling affirms that the New York Times’ behavior was irregular and outside the boundaries of law.
“The Court’s thoughtful and well researched opinion is a victory for the First Amendment for all journalists and affirms the sanctity of the attorney-client relationship.”
At this point, it is hard to imagine that O’Keefe loses the defamation suit, but it will go much deeper than that.
If they are able to prove that someone in Biden’s DOJ leaked this information, it will be yet another stain on Biden’s already disastrous record in office.
Source: Daily Caller