In the court of public opinion, it was basically the entire media against Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder in his infamous lawsuit against the Washington City Paper. Now, that's essentially true in a court of law. Fourteen organizations, including NPR and Politico, have aligned themselves with an amicus brief filed by the American Civil Liberties Union requesting the case be dismissed.
National Public Radio, Politico, Public Citizen, the American Society of News Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, Allbritton Communications Company (WJLA-TV 7) and WUSA-TV (Channel 9) are among those urging the District Court to dismiss the suit.
The brief, which was filed Monday and can be read here, argues that the case should be dismissed on account of it violating a new law preventing companies from filing lawsuits meant to intimidate and force costly litigation. Snyder, of course, originally filed the lawsuit over claims made in a November article by Dave McKenna entitled "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide To Dan Snyder."