The Sun Sentinel reports HERE
on our favourite Federal Blogger, David O Markus with a K, and the gag order issued in the Liberty City Seven case.
Lenard issued a "gag order" that included Queen Elizabeth, Janet Reno, Sylvester Stallone, "every resident in any zip code that begins with 3..." most of the Lower Parliament of New Zealand, as well as to victorious Liberty City Seven Lawyer Joel DeFabio "and his agents."
Mr. Markus, having decided to represent Mr. DeFabio, is of the opinion that along with the members of the New Zealand House Of Representatives, he is now officially gagged from blogging about the Liberty City Seven Trial. Mr. Markus entered his appearance on behalf of DeFabio when Lenard forbade DeFabio and his client from talking about their victory in Federal Court. "The Defendant starts publicising that he was acquitted, and the next thing you know everyone will want a trial, and we can't have that here in the United States" a Comrade Prosecutor from the US Attorneys Office was heard to argue in court the other day. "The first amendment is obviously the least important, right? One is much less than ten." the US Attorneys Office successfully argued to the court.
Remember, the US Attorneys Office (motto: "Beat us once, we'll gag you. Beat us again, we'll indict you. Beat us a third time and we send you hunting with Dick Cheney.) is trying this case for the second time, having lost their case against one defendant, and hanging the jury against the rest.
So, Mr. Markus, being silenced for the foreseeable future, your humble blogger and servant becomes Liberty's Last Champion.
Have a comment on the Liberty City Seven Trial?
POST IT HERE!!! (almost) all are welcome. We are not encouraging anyone under Judge Lenard's order to violate it. We will not be accepting any Kiwi Komments until this matter is resolved.
Meanwhile, we anxiously await the re-trial. "In the interest of a fair trial" the Government has requested that every defendant and defense attorney be required to wear an "Osama Bin Laden" mask, so that "an atmosphere of fear descends upon the new jury." We will report on the court's ruling on this motion, and anything else that pops up before the defendants are acquitted (oopps..that just earned us a subpoena and contempt of court charge. Number one if you're counting.)
See You in Court, where we once saw someone throw up on a jury, but have never personally been gagged.
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