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A Cockwomble Reaches for The Hockey Stick
Steyn On-line ^ | February 14, 2019 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 02/14/2019 12:16:35 PM PST by Twotone

There was some modest activity yesterday in the Mann vs Steyn climate-change hockey-stick case, which will shortly be entering its eighth year. As that ludicrous fact testifies, it has been procedurally bollocksed by the District of Columbia courts, which is why it will almost certainly be headed to the Supreme Court. When it gets there, it will be the most consequential free-speech case since New York Times vs Sullivan fifty-five years ago.

Lest you doubt that, consider yesterday's request by the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and various other parties to file an amicus brief on the merits of the case - that's to say, on the danger Michael E Mann's victory would pose for the "right to freedom of speech and of the press". Those supporting our side in this battle include not only the chaps you might expect, such as Fox News, but an awful lot you might not - including NBC, The Washington Post and the ACLU. Because they all recognize the threat that Mann poses to a free society in demanding the courts adjudicate public-policy disputes.

That said, at a time when Dr Mann seems increasingly short of friends, he has got one new pal: Step forward Cary Katz, the student-loan billionaire and so-called rock-ribbed "conservative" behind CRTV (now "Blaze TV").

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; freespeech; marksteyn; michaelmann

1 posted on 02/14/2019 12:16:36 PM PST by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Not in the mood to read a std story.

2 posted on 02/14/2019 12:18:19 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

It’s not that sad. Steyn is actually getting some unlooked for support in at least one case.

3 posted on 02/14/2019 12:26:50 PM PST by Twotone
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