No. 22-1124.

51 F.4th 438 (2022)

Dana CHENG; Epoch Group, Inc., d/b/a Epoch Media Group, Plaintiffs, Appellants, v. Dan NEUMANN; Maine People's Alliance, d/b/a Beacon, Defendants, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

October 25, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Christopher J. Bakes , with whom Kip Joseph Adams , Bryan Paul Sugar , Lann G. McIntyre , and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP were on brief, for appellants.

John-Mark Turner , with whom Christopher Cole , Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green, P.A., Tracy D. Hill , and Drummond Woodsum were on brief, for appellees.

Carol J. Garvan , Zachary L. Heiden , Anahita Sotoohi , and Brian Hauss on brief for American Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, amici curiae.

Before Barron, Chief Judge, Lynch and Gelpí, Circuit Judges.

Dana Cheng and Epoch Group sued Maine People's Alliance and Dan Neumann, its reporter, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. The suit asserted that the defendants' coverage of a presentation given by Cheng on a panel at a Windham, Maine forum co-sponsored by the Maine Republican Party and the Christian Civic...

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