STATUS: Appellant filed Emergency Motion to Seal Portions of Court Filings on Jan 17, 2010
3d Cir. : Lawyer Seeking Order That "Will Compel . . . Volokh to Remove His . . . Blog [Post]"
The Volokh Conspiracy
Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit), Marc Randazza (Legal Satyricon), Ed Whelan (National Review Online), and I [Eugene Volokh] signed an amicus brief supporting Overlawyered’s position in the appeal. Wolk’s lawyers then filed a response in opposition to the motion for leave to file that amicus brief. That response, filed on Wolk’s behalf by his lawyers, made a false assertion about a post of mine on incest law . . . Wolk has now asked the Third Circuit to retroactively seal parts of his response, apparently including the passages that my blog post criticized. . . If lawyers may compel a blogger to remove publications by retroactively sealing the court documents that those publications quoted, they could equally do the same to other online publishers, including newspapers, magazines, and more.
--Appellant's Emergency Motion to Seal Portions of Court Filings: Wolk v. Olson
STATUS: Defendant's Motion to Dismiss granted on Aug 2, 2010
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