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Judge considers anonymous comments lawsuit

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- A lawyer for a newspaper website argued Friday that people should be allowed to post anonymous comments on its blogs without fear of being identified and then sued.But a Republican political leader in northern Idaho, who is seeking the identities of three individuals who commented anonymously about her, argued that she was libeled by a comment and has the right to sue for damages.District Judge John Luster in Coeur D'Alene said he would rule later on whether a subpoena sought by Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Chairwoman Tina Jacobson against The Spokesman-Review newspaper should be quashed.Jacobson is seeking the identities of three commenters, including one who suggested in a posting that she might have stolen money from the GOP.\We're here for the rights of people to speak anonymously on the Internet