The Duluth News Tribune has devoted the entire front page of today's Metro Section to the new proceedings in Capitol v. Thomas, and will publish the content on its website tomorrow, DuluthNewsTribune.com.
The paper's coverage terms Judge Davis's May 15th decision both "extraordinary" and "admirable", and points out what none of the briefs have pointed out -- that the Atlantic v. Howell decision upon which the RIAA was relying during the trial had been vacated five days before the trial, not months after the trial as Judge Davis had assumed. The News Tribune also features commentary by the RIAA's spokesperson Cara Duckworth, by the undersigned, and by Jammie Thomas herself.
Due to the widespread public interest in this case, the News Tribune has kindly granted us permission to host a copy of the article:
Northland Forum, Duluth News Tribune, July 6, 2008, Section B, Page 1 (PDF).
As promised, here are the Duluth News Tribune links (unfortunately, they require you to register):
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