Nick Sandmann’s Family Hires Lawyer to Go After Liberal Media With Libel Lawsuits

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 25, 2019   |   4:20PM   |   Washington, DC

The liberal media outlets that went after Nick Sandmann may soon be paying the price. His family has hired a lawyer who specializes in libel lawsuits to go after the liberal media outlets that viciously attacked him and other pro-life teenagers.

Sandmann is one of a group of pro-life teens from Covington Catholic High School that were subjected to hatred, harassment and intimidation from liberal activists and the liberal media. They were falsely accused of harassing a Native American man hours after the March for Life ended.

Liberal media outlets went as far as comparing Sandman and his pro-life friends to the KKK for wearing hats supporting president Trump.

But according to news reports, Sandmann’s family are not taking the attacks lying down:

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WCPO reports that the family has hired L. Lin Wood, whom disgraced former journalist Dan Rather described as the “attorney for the damned,” and who is known for “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations.”

The family made the announcement in a statement released by the Hemmer DeFrank Wessels law firm, The Enquirer reported.

“…Todd McMurtry, the family’s legal counsel, conducted an extensive search to find a nationally-recognized attorney skilled in the fields of libel, defamation, and the First Amendment,” the release said.

Wood has a history of representing high profile clients in major cases including the family of JonBenet Ramsey and others.

“Mr. Wood brings an unrivaled record of success in the courtroom, having represented such clients as the family of JonBenet Ramsey, former Rep. Gary Condit and Richard Jewell in lawsuits against the media,” McMurtry wrote. “Mr. Wood visited with the family today in northern Kentucky. He is committed to bringing justice to 16-year-old Nick Sandmann and his family. Further announcements should be expected in the next few days.”