Court Dismisses Covington Student’s Lawsuit Against the ‘Washington Post’

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A federal judge has thrown out a Kentucky teenager’s lawsuit against The Washington Post after it reported on the teen’s viral encounter with a Native American activist back in January.

Nicholas Sandman, a student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, went viral earlier this year after a video emerged of him and his friends wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and confronting Native American activist Nathan Phillips while he was beating a drum in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the Indigenous People’s March. While beating the drum, Phillips stated that Sandmann and his friends yelled derogatory comments at him before the stare down was caught on video, ABC News reported. 

“Sandmann did not confront Phillips or move toward him, and Phillips made no attempt to go past or around Sandmann. Sandmann remained silent and looked at Phillips as he played his drum and sang,”…

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