FILE - In this file photo made Dec. 19, 2007, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines speaks at a rally on behalf of an organization seeking release or new trials for three Arkansas prison inmates in Little Rock, Ark. Associated Press
December 2, 2009 11:58:35 AM PST
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - December 2, 2009 --
A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against the Dixie Chicks by the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old boys killed in Arkansas 15 years ago.