Texas court strikes down Alex Jones appeal in Sandy Hook case, orders him to pay

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A Texas court has struck down an appeal filed by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s legal team against Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting who is suing him for defamation after he claimed the 2012 massacre was a hoax, WNPR reported.

The Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has dismissed Jones’s appeal, ordering him to “pay all costs relating to this appeal, both in this Court and in the court below” in a ruling on Aug. 30. The costs appear to entail court fees associated with appeal, according to The Houston Chronicle.

The ruling is the latest development in an ongoing case stemming from a lawsuit Heslin brought against Jones and several other defendants — Jones’s InfoWars website, InfoWars reporter Owen Shroyer and Free Speech Systems, which is the LLC that InfoWars operates under.

Heslin had sued Jones and the other defendants for defamation after Jones claimed the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and that the parents of those who died in the massacre were “crisis actors.” Heslin and other parents have said that they have been the victims of harassment as a result of the unfounded claims.

Texas court strikes down Alex Jones appeal in Sandy Hook case, orders him to pay

Thank you Texas Court of Appeals for doing the right thing.

Alex Jones is a vile human being.
 
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A certain fact matters here. From the link in the OP:

“Because the motion remained pending in the district court, there is no order that could support an interlocutory appeal, and we must dismiss this appeal,” the court wrote.

“We agree with Heslin that the district court has not yet ruled on Appellants’ motion to dismiss, nor has the motion been overruled by operation of law,” the court added in its conclusion. “Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.”
 

HayJenn

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A certain fact matters here. From the link in the OP:

“Because the motion remained pending in the district court, there is no order that could support an interlocutory appeal, and we must dismiss this appeal,” the court wrote.
“We agree with Heslin that the district court has not yet ruled on Appellants’ motion to dismiss, nor has the motion been overruled by operation of law,” the court added in its conclusion. “Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.”
And?
 
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Meh.

He isn't even original.

People who lived in L.A. during a certain period will remember the late great Wally George.

Along with Dr. Gene Scott, they invented the genre.

And boy-howdy, were they nuts.

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His lawyer did a poor job arguing the case from the start, something of a bad precedent to not be able to analyze situations because people's feelings got hurt.

I'm also surprised that Alex Jones is responsible for the actions of the people who sought out and harassed the parents.

By that logic, should be able to successfully sue california reps that supported antifa for the violence from Antifa in Berkeley.