U.S. Supreme Court rejects review of opinion doctrine in Scholz v. Delp

The U.S. Supreme Court once again denied review of a media law case Monday, refusing to hear the appeal from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts involving Tom Scholz’s defamation suit against Micki Delp, the Boston Herald, and other defendants.

The certiorari denial leaves in place the finding of the highest court in Massachusetts that Delp’s statements published in the Boston Herald about the death Scholz, the lead singer of the band Boston, were nonactionable opinion protected by the First Amendment.

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