Gibson Dunn defied the court order in a “labyrinth of babble,” “whining” email about an “anonymous group” supporting justice for Ceglia
(Apr. 03, 2015–Good Friday)—Judge Vernon S. Broderick issued a Good Friday Order in U.S. v. Ceglia setting April 6, 2015 as the date for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to provide documents to Paul Ceglia’s attorneys.
Broderick's order was in response to an Apr. 2, 2015 email sent by Gibson Dunn partner Orin Snyder, counsel to Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.
The actual Snyder email is unavailable on the court docket because Facebook is not a party in the case. However, the scorching response of Ceglia’s attorney, Robert Ross Fogg, is available.
“Labyrinth of babble”
Fogg summarized nine Facebook complaints after “wading through the labyrinth of babble.”
Notably, Gibson Dunn LLP complained that (as a non-party) they were not given an opportunity to contest defense counsel’s request. Huh? Let's get this straight. Facebook's Gibson Dunn LLP lawyers were allowed to intervene in this case on a very limited basis.
Fogg called the Snyder email “their whining lamentation” where they express dissatisfaction with the government’s efforts and make an arrogant attempt to advocate on behalf of the prosecutors. (This arrogance telegraphs who thinks they are running the show, as has long been suspected by those of us who follow this case.)
“Anonymous group” (supports Ceglia's Constitutional Rights)
Snyder evidently complained of “press releases authored by an anonymous group” and the court’s “lack of control over the media, public opinion, and Mr. Ceglia.”
"For over five years the media and public opinion have condemned, maligned and prejudged Paul Ceglia as a ‘fraudster,' 'scammer,' 'criminal' and so on; defamations which continue to this date and about which the [Facebook] attorneys [Gibson Dunn] have made no issues.”
Fogg highlighted Gibson Dunn's hypocrisy in saying nothing when the mainstream media lemmings favored Facebook, but now suddenly express outrage when their conduct is the focus of unfavorable review. Apparently turnabout is not fair play at Gibson Dunn LLP.
Fogg described the Snyder email as “poisonous rhetoric” that taints the court and the proceedings.
The intervention by Gibson Dunn LLP as a non-party in this case is unusual. They clearly stepped over the line. Their arrogant attempt to lecture the judge and re-argue on behalf of the government telegraphs a judicial system run amok. It is further evidence of the unnatural influence of Gibson Dunn LLP in America’s jurisprudence and politics.
See Davis. J. (Apr. 10, 2012). Everybody hates whistleblowers. Examiner.com ("Gibson Dunn places emphasis on the need to identify and discredit the source of the whistleblowing disclosure, instead of correcting the issues they’ve reported."); PDF version (all the "Likes" on this article have been removed). More attempts at Facebook/Gibson Dunn hegemony over American public life and discourse.
Lady Justice cheered today
Kudos to Judge Broderick for doing the right thing. Lady Justice cheered for you on this most solemn of Christian Holy Days—Good Friday.
May our readers, their friends and loved ones have a Blessed Easter.
A Special Message to Paul Ceglia and his family:
Wherever you are, may God bless you and keep you. We pray “the Truth will set you free.”
We stand with you.
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