Federal judge sinks Colorado election-denier lawsuit

A federal district judge dismissed a lawsuit by an election-denier group claiming that voting rights groups defamed its members. The voting rights groups had earlier sued the U.S. Election Integrity Plan, election-deniers, for intimidating voters after the 2020 election. The judge dismissed the claims under the legal principal that potentially defamatory statements in a lawsuit are protected if pertaining to allegations of wrongdoing. (The Gazette, January 26, 2023, by Michael Karlik)