Tuesday, January 6, 2015

She won't have to pay for an attorney

Powerline and Volokh highlight the bumbling of Frederick County, Maryland supervisor Kirby Delauter.
He went to Facebook to warn a reporter about using his name in a story.
And threatened that she would need a lawyer if she did again.
I think volunteers are lining up to assist her if needed.
Terry Headlee, The News-Post's managing editor, said the newspaper typically does not seek permission or authorization to publish a person's name or reference, except in the case of children.
"Kirby Delauter can certainly decline to comment on any story," Headlee said. "But to threaten to sue a reporter for publishing his name is so ridiculously stupid that I'm speechless. It's just a pointless, misguided attempt to intimidate and bully the press and shows an astonishing lack of understanding of the role of a public servant.”
Will he comment on the widespread notice to his bumble?

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