Thursday, May 31, 2007

A hashmark in the “Win” column

Sometimes you win one. And when you do, damn it feels good.

The Libby pre-sentencing letters are going to be released.

When it comes right down to it, what bmaz and I did yesterday – filing that amicus brief – is going to matter far beyond 5 June 2007. (His thoughts on our win can be found here or by clicking on his name any place it appears in this post.)

The issue of bloggers-as-journalists will be revisited. And we are part of the precedent that will be referred to.

I am proud to be associated with the effort, and glad to be of service. But the credit is not really mine – the credit goes to bmaz for the excellent legal work, and to Some Perspective For You for taking part of his day and personally walking that brief into Judge Walton’s chambers. Around Blogtopia (y, sctp™) I have been getting more credit than I deserve.

Those two are the real heroes of this story – I signed on – they did the real work. And damned if we don't have something to show for it!

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