That the US Attorney commenting scandal was in full bloom and the rumor mill was in overdrive and this little project was featured in several of the rumors. Heck I may have even started one or two of ’em for kicks. That said one I did not originate and my all time favorite rumor was the one favored for an extraordinarily long time in certain Jefferson parish political circles which held that I was in actuality, Anne Marie Vandenweghe’s brother. This in turn can only mean that the ignorance was stunning. Lest I digress.
In any event lets kick up the rumor mill (which does not need my help right now) with the latest from USA v Jackson:
I’m a big believer in the sanctity of anonymous commenting as it is grounded both in our constitution and the best tradition of our founding fathers. That said sometimes constitutional rights collide and the courts have to figure out which right reigns supreme. One way that can be done is via ye ole In camera review. I want to be clear I am not predicting what Magistrate Wilkinson will do here but in criminal matters like USA v Jackson the accused’s constitutional rights to due process can override the first amendment if certain conditions are met.