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Taylor Swift's Lawyers Fall Silent Amid First Amendment Feud With ACLU-Defended Blogger Meghan Herning

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Looks like Taylor Swift isn't planning to wage war against the ACLU!

As we previously reported, the Gorgeous singer's legal team went after the blog PopFront as they threatened to sue the outlet if they didn't take down a piece titled Swiftly To The Alt-Right: Taylor Subtly Gets The Lower Case kkk In Formation.

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At the time, Swift's lawyer William J. Briggs hit the publication with a cease-and-desist letter and dragged the article for being defamatory as it was allegedly "replete with demonstrable and offensive falsehoods." In response to the reaction from Taylor's team, the blog post's author Meghan Herning reached out to the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

Understandably, Herning felt her First Amendment rights were being encroached upon. Well it seems as though the ACLU's involvement in this issue has scared off the blonde chart topper's attorneys as they've yet to receive a response from Camp Swift.

As per the update given on Thursday, the ACLU clapped back at the "meritless legal defamation and copyright threats against" Herning and asked Swift's legal team to respond by November 13. On the 27-year-old's lawyers' recent silence, ACLU attorney Michael Risher noted in a statement:

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The Blogger Being Threatened By Taylor Swift's Legal Team Speaks Out In The Name Of Free Speech

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The saga continues.

As we reported, blogger Meghan Herning analyzed Taylor Swift's appeal to white supremacists in a PopFront article from September provocatively titled "Swiftly to the alt-right: Taylor subtly gets the lower case kkk in formation". She was surprised to learn nearly a month later that the Gorgeous singer's legal team was hitting her with a cease-and-desist letter, threatening to sue for defamation.

That's when the ACLU stepped in to defend the blog post as "opinion protected by the First Amendment."

Now, Herning is speaking out for the first time since the legal drama went down.

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Speaking to Newsweek, the writer said she couldn't believe the aggressive response at first:

"When I saw [the letter] at first, I didn't even think it was real. I was just kind of like, 'OK, how do I verify this?' … PopFront is a writing collective I started with a few of my friends. [I] definitely never thought she would see it."

But it didn't take long before she questioned the legitimacy of Taylor's threat and decided to contact the ACLU:

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