WEDNESDAY NOTES

Thanks, Buddy – it seems everyone around the courthouse really enjoyed BrowardBeat’s take on Cohen v. Blog, at least from the feedback we got.  And while critics are correct that the high road wasn’t taken by either party before things spun out of control, absolutely everyone is wondering what could have prompted the other guy to cross into the creep zone.  That being said, we’re satisfied this is over,* even if some of you still persist in spreading wholesale lies regarding a certain somebody being called “a derogatory name for a gay that starts with an F“.  It never happened, of course, and while Mr.Cohen’s distant relationship with the truth in this area may be infuriating, it goes with the territory of being a self-appointed cyber finger-pointer.  Besides, it hasn’t been of any concern to friends, while others we’ve never met need only look back over the years of blogging to see that JAABLOG’s core message of equality and justice for all has never wavered.  And so, without further ado, on with the show! …

* Although JAABLOG’s polygraph challenge  to Cohen remains open ad infinitum.

Gardiner Reply Brief – here is the Amended Answer Brief of Respondent, filed by Dave Bogenschutz on January 23rd.  It’s a 52 page unmitigated Mitigation-Fest, with plenty of cites to the trial transcript.  In other words, it’s a complete bore, since so many of Gardiner’s celebrity witnesses were left unmolested by Bar prosecutors.  Whatever.  Hopefully the Supreme Court rules soon, considering everything is filed.  Check out the docket here, and read all the documents filed in SC11-2311 here.

DBR: Judge Watson’s Attorney Warns JQC That It’s Reminiscent Of KGB