Sam Bayard wrote up Neuwirth v. Silverstein for the Citizen Media Law Project which is sponsored by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He gives a nice summary of the legal issues involved in the case including the free speech aspects.
Sam linked to two other similar cases, one of which involves an Iranian blogger who attacked an Iranian fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, generally thought of as AIPAC’s think tank. Dennis Ross and Martin Indyk are associated with it. Seems to me that this lawsuit is yet another example of right-wingers affiliated with the Israel lobby intimidating dissent against them and their views.
Joel Magalnick, editor of Seattle local Jewish paper JTNews interviewed me recently for a story about the case that should run this Friday.