“Prosecutor Pays a Price for Chasing Commenters”

by Walter Olson on December 15, 2009

An Oklahoma district attorney issues a subpoena in search of the identities of critical online commenters. Events don’t develop in the way he was hoping, though, and he’ll be leaving office at the end of his term. [Eric Robinson, Citizen Media Law; McAlester, Okla.]

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1 Patrick 12.16.09 at 8:08 am

The price he paid was minimal. An actual barratry conviction would be grounds for disbarment.

Note that the “slap on the wrist” deal was with an Overlawyered bete-noire, Drew Edmondson, who probably doesn’t approve of barratry laws in general, and for good reason.

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