if the court would simply hear the case as soon as possible we could get this all resloved one way or the other. They already had the first trial. how hard is it just do it again with a jury? are the people that organize and schedule the trials conspiring against the Panthers?
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury"
characterized by speed; rapid; swift; fast.
coming, given, or arrived at quickly or soon; prompt; not delayed
Calling someone a felon when they are charged with 2 misdemeanors is slander is it not? It paints him in a negative light to the public and right now he is losing potential earnings because of his damaged image.
He hasn't lost anything
Main thing is you would have to prove damages and probably that damages were directly attributable to someone saying he was a felon. Plus as others have stated the criteria for defamation of a celebrity is much higher. I think you have to prove intent.
In other words, I could post that Hardy is into bestality and Satan worship but he will have no case against me.
These cases are very hard to win and even harder for celebs. You can sue for anything though for sure.