Eugene Volokh comments on the appellate reversal of a trial court judgment against a blogger for publishing truthful statements with the intention of getting someone fired Moore v. Hoff):
Sounds right to me, as I’ve argued from the outset, and it’s a big victory for free speech. If someone tells lies about people — or in some situations even makes negligent misstatements about people — that get them fired, he can be sued for defamation. But if someone tells the truth about people, and expresses an opinion that they should no longer have a certain kind of authority and get a taxpayer-funded salary (or even a privately funded salary), that should be constitutionally protected speech.
Volohk’s whole post is well-worth reading.