“Any chance of Shephard’s Citations being scrubbed of eligibility law the way that Justia.com was scrubbed of SCOTUS rulings by Obama’s people in 2008?”
I would guess a near zero chance.
Wasn’t Justia.com a non-official online supposedly “mirror” source to a more expensive “official” source that legal folks came to rely on?
IIRC, the Justia caper involved hiding MvH and other NBC rulings by preventing them from properly coming up in searches on NBC eligibility.
Klayman has already found this SCOFL precedent case... probably the MOST prominent case that there is! Now that it is found, the Justia tactic won’t work, IMO.
The conservatives who stick with their conscience and commitment to truth and belief in a government of laws and not men are the future of the conservative movement. It won’t happen right away, but some day the birthers will be giving lectures on the rebirth of the conservative movement and the Rich Lowry types will be convalescing in obscurity.
The problem arises when cheap, lazy legal researchers (and law students) rely on Justia.com as a source of authority rather than “pay per use” established legal databases such as LexisNexis and Westlaw. Such people will act as disease vectors in disseminating bad legal information. It’s from the generation that thinks “research” comes from scraping together information from Wikipedia and blogs rather than going to primary sources.