The case in a nutshell: A school board member doesn’t like some of the names she’s being called in the comments of a post Orthomom’s blog. So she’s suing Google to force them to reveal Orthomom, who currently blogs anonymously. I’m not quite sure why, as the offense is by an anonymous commenter, but then, public figures really don’t get blogs very well.
Two possible consequences: Google caves, or the lawsuit is dismissed.
I’m thinking the latter is the stronger possibility.
The Canonist has a link to the legal papers here.
The Canonist, run by Steven Weiss, has a new blog that I forgot to get around to mentioning. Probably because it’s called Jewess, and I hate that word with every fiber of my being. It’s about Jewish women’s issues, and yet, they have a resident Shiksa. Go figure.