A Saline Circuit Court may shortly give us an indication.
(The short form: A lawsuit has been filed to shut down a blog doing the outrageous act of republishing news articles that might shed a negative light on a sheriff's candidate.)
Please understand. We're not passing on the veracity of this peeing match. But if you've been defamed, sue for defamation. Attempting to shut down a publication in election season is another matter. And, yes, websites are publications. Welcome to the 21st digital century.