As most of you probably know, Orthomom's blog host (Blogger, owned by Goggle) is being sued by an elected official upset with comments left about her on Orthomom's blog. This is a frivolous suit, so ridiculous that I did not intend to even mention it. It has no legal merit and it flies in the face of the open and democratic ethos this nation was founded with.
The authors of the Federalist Papers, originally published as pamphlets and broadsheets, were for the most part anonymous. They – the Founders of this country – wrote free speech protection into our founding documents.
Elected officials are fair game. Only provable, malicious misrepresentations of fact are actionable. The comments on Orthomom (to this post) do not in any way meet that requirement.
The elected official, Pamela Greenbaum, should know better. If she does not, she needs to get an education. If she does, she is maliciously misusing the legal system. Greenbaum sits on the Lawrence, NY school board.
UPDATE: It seems the real point of this disgusting meritless lawsuit is to out orthomom during pre-trial disclousre. This is a terrible misuse of the legal system, and it should be exposed as such. I also urge readers in Lawrence to consider a recall drive to get Greenbaum removed from public office. This should be done no matter whether one supports or opposes her positions on the interface of public and private religious schools.