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Law School Amplifies Critics Through SLAPP Suit 123

An anonymous reader writes "Michigan's Thomas M. Cooley Law School recently filed a lawsuit that appears to be boomeranging in the worst possible way. A little-noticed pseudonymous blogger respectfully disagreed with Cooley's self-awarded number-2 ranking, nationwide (well, perhaps not so respectfully), and had a few other choice things to say. So, Cooley went ahead and hired some lawyers (who had graduated from Georgetown and the University of Michigan) to file a lawsuit to unmask the blogger. And EFF cooperating attorney John Hermann got involved. "
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Law School Amplifies Critics Through SLAPP Suit

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 08, 2011 @09:46PM (#37028982)

    Nyet, v Sovetskoi Rossii, pervyi post poluchaet vas.

  • Re:What? (Score:5, Funny)

    by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) * on Monday August 08, 2011 @11:17PM (#37029426) Journal

    In other words, a bunch of scumbag cunts are writhing around like snakes in a pit trying to kill each other and a crowd is gathering.

    See, now that's how you write a summary.

  • by sgtrock ( 191182 ) on Tuesday August 09, 2011 @12:07AM (#37029688)
    From the archives []:

    Massey:Our case made it through the courts in record time, Captain. It's a mixed bag, though. I've got good news and bad news.

    Tagon:Bad news first. That gives me time to prime my weapons if necessary.


    Narrator:Massey is a victim of a vailed attempt at mind control. As a result, he can see the mind of his would-be masters, but they cannot do anything about it.

    Massey:The bad news is that although we won, the partnership collective refuses to honor the judgement. We'll probably never see a dime.

    Massey:The good news is that the judge was feeling pretty vengeful when she assessed punitive damages. Agents of the court may destroy up to two billion kilocreds in the collective's assets, and that comes out to about one million attorney drones.

    Tagon:Tell me how somebody else's revenge is good news for me?

    Massey:We've been named as agents of the court. We get a bounty on every attorney we kill.

    Tagon:Oh yes. Oh my, oh my, oh yes...

  • Re:What? (Score:4, Funny)

    by geminidomino ( 614729 ) on Tuesday August 09, 2011 @08:13AM (#37031278) Journal

    So you've worked with University of Phoenix graduates too, huh?

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget. -- Miller