Alex Jones' bid to throw out Sandy Hook defamation lawsuit denied

The right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was denied on Thursday in his bid to have a defamation lawsuit brought by parents of a Sandy Hook victim thrown out.

Judge Scott Jenkins ruled in an Austin, Texas courtroom that Jones' motion to have the case dismissed has been denied, bringing the suit one step closer to trial.

The suit was brought by Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, whose 6-year-old son Noah died in the Sandy Hook massacre, and it is just one of the legal battles being waged against Jones by parents of children who were killed in the 2012 shooting.

"After considering the arguments of counsel and the record, including plaintiffs' declarations filed on August 2, the court orders that defendants' motion is in all respects denied," the court filing said.….read the full article