Can a public figure and candidate for public office shut down a news blog?

At issue is Camden County Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire’s attempt to shut down this blog.  Mr. Squire, apparently unhappy with the extensive research reported and opinions expressed on this blog as well as political satire by the Blogger on social media has threatened to not only use the courts to shut down this blog but filed criminal charges against the Blogger.  On Tuesday October 16, 2018 at a Probable Cause Hearing the Judge dismissed the most serious criminal charges and allowed one charge of Harassment to move forward.  Continue reading “Can a public figure and candidate for public office shut down a news blog?”