I am happy to report that the lawsuit against Kathleen Seidel (a blogger that covers vaccines and how they are NOT related to autism) has been tossed out of court–and the lawyer that filed it sanctioned!

As a sanction from this court, Clifford J. Shoemaker is ordered to attend within three months, a continuing legal education program on ethics and on the discovery rules in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He is ordered to file a certification of completion of the programs.

Awesome. Congrats Kathleen! Sometimes Truth and Justice does win :)

Waggle of the antennae to Orac for letting us know.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

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  1. […] Our source describes it as “quite a slapdown” by the judge, good news for bloggers who may have been feeling chilled by the now-celebrated subpoena aimed by Virginia vaccine attorney Clifford Shoemaker at investigative blogger Kathleen Seidel, who had criticized him. (Neurodiversity, Jun. 23; ruling in PDF at Public Citizen, which defended Seidel; Orac, Citizen Media Law Project, Bug Girl). […]

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