A Connecticut j udge has found Alex Jones, a well-known media personality, liable in the defamation claim brought against him by parents of 6- and 7-year-old children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre for falsely claiming they were accomplices in faking the murders of their own children.

Like an earlier decision in a Texas court brought by different parents, the court entered a “default judgment,” which means Jones lost for failure to put on a defense to the parents’ suit. But the fact the parents’ claims were not fully litigated means important issues in the law of defamation remain unresolved.

Enrique Armijo is associate dean of the Elon Universitylaw school. He wrote this for The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Read the original article at theconversation.com.

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