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1 August 2007

Chronicle of Higher Education (USA), Blog

Yet more developments in John R. Lott Jr.'s libel lawsuit against Steven D. Levitt. (For the uninitiated, this April 2006 Chronicle article [URL below] sketches the two economists' long-running quarrel and the early weeks of the lawsuit.) On Tuesday a federal judge in Chicago rejected a motion, filed last week by Mr. Lott, that asked the court to reconsider its January dismissal of Mr. Lott's claim that Mr. Levitt defamed him in his best-selling book Freakonomics. The... (

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