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Ex-Ag employee seeks to substitute Andrew Breitbart's widow in lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Agriculture Department employee is trying to have journalist Andrew Breitbart's widow substituted as a defendant in a defamation suit.

Shirley Sherrod working as USDA contractor

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said former official Shirley Sherrod would be working with the agency again as a contract employee.
Should bloggers be held liable for defamation?

Should bloggers be held liable for defamation?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A high-profile defamation suit by a former Agriculture Department official against a prominent conservative blogger may test the role of libel laws in the brave new world of the Internet, as one newspaper writer suggests.
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Sherrod sues conservative pundit for video

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Agriculture Department employee forced to resign over what turned out to be a misleading video is suing the conservative blogger who posted it.

E-mails: White House wanted Sherrod out

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- E-mails show the White House was involved in Shirley Sherrod's ouster from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a conservative Web site attacked her.
Vilsack offered to resign over Sherrod

Vilsack offered to resign over Sherrod

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered to resign from his position in the wake of the Shirley Sherrod controversy, Politico reported Wednesday.
Sherrod turns down new job offer from USDA

Sherrod turns down new job offer from USDA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Agriculture Department Administrator Shirley Sherrod said Tuesday she has decided not to accept a new job as head of an outreach office.
Sherrod says she's reconciled with NAACP

Sherrod says she's reconciled with NAACP

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Shirley Sherrod, the ousted U.S. Agriculture Department official, said she has reconciled with the NAACP.
Sherrod will 'definitely' sue Breitbart

Sherrod will 'definitely' sue Breitbart

SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Shirley Sherrod, the U.S. Agriculture Department employee fired July 19, said Thursday she will sue the blogger who edited the video that led to her dismissal.
Obama on Sherrod: We overreacted

Obama on Sherrod: We overreacted

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday admitted his administration acted hastily in demanding the resignation of a USDA official who was quoted out of context.
Obama: Vilsack 'jumped the gun'

Obama: Vilsack 'jumped the gun'

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack "jumped the gun" in firing department official Shirley Sherrod for alleged racism.
Vilsack wants Sherrod back at USDA

Vilsack wants Sherrod back at USDA

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has apologized to a department official he fired and hopes she "considers staying with the department."

NAACP: 'Snookered' by Fox, Tea Party

ATLANTA, July 20 (UPI) -- The head of the NAACP says "we were snookered" by Fox News Channel and a Tea Party activist in the case of a U.S. official who resigned amid charges of racism.
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