This is just delightful. @kathygriffin has set legal precedent! Some of the Covington kids sued her - not for defamation, not for any cognizable claim - but for "invasion of privacy and terrorism" for writing tweets about the viral video they were in. They sued in Kentucky....1
...claiming that the federal courts had jurisdiction over her based on a long-arm statute in Kentucky (which is probably why the claims against her with odd - they would potentially kick in long-arm jurisdiction if upheld.) Well, a unanimous court ruled "can't do that." Just...2
...tweeting from CA doesnt mean you can be sued in KY. So finally, the limits of KY's long-arm statute are set. Americans from across the country can thank @kathygriffin for when nonsense lawsuits filed in KY against those in other states are tossed out.…

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As someone well versed in the Bible who attended seminary, I cant express my anger at Cafeteria Christians like @gregsteube who cherry pick the Bible they don't even understand to justify hate. Nothing screams hypocrisy than those who quote Leviticus, ALWAYS to condemn others...1
...start with foundation: Under Christianity, we're all sinners. So why is it GOPrs think they can say "Oh, we can treat these people terribly because we think they're sinners." By what right, @RepGregSteube? You believe the power to judge is yours, based on part of Leviticus?..2
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On you, Greg. On you.

This is a thread of children you’ve killed...1 is an 11 year old boy named Cristian. He was freezing, the power was off because of your corrupt deals. Climbed in bed, to get under a pile of blankets.

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