Clock Boy Loses Defamation Lawfare


Ace of SpadesHQ:

Lawfare.

The American Freedom Law Center gets a win, and now will go into the Bonus Round to seek lawyer’s fees and sanctions against Clock Boy’s dad (who filed the suit) and his lawyers.

During the hearing, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel David Yerushalmi explained to Judge Moore that the purpose of the lawfare-driven lawsuit was to intimidate into silence those who might comment publicly on the connection between jihad, terrorism, sharia, and Islam. As such, Yerushalmi argued,

“This case is a classic Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation or ‘SLAPP’ case and should be dismissed.”

During the lengthy hearing, Judge Moore pressed Mohamed’s lawyer, Fort Worth attorney Susan Hutchison, to provide any facts that would suggest that Hanson and the other defendants had said anything false or defamatory about Mohamed or his son during the television broadcasts. After spending a painfully embarrassing 15 minutes flipping through reams of paper, Mohamed’s lawyer was unable to provide any such evidence.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Moore took the matter under advisement but informed the parties that she would rule by the end of the day. Today, the Court published Judge Moore’s ruling dismissing the lawsuit against Hanson and CSP with prejudice.

It was always a setup, and an obvious one.  The kid brought a dubious looking electronic device to school, claiming it was a clock he made. This was a test to see how the school, media and the courts would react.

I mean, somebody would have to be a real dunce to fall for that. Right?

Bringing lawsuits to quiet criticism = Shutuppery.

 

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One thought on “Clock Boy Loses Defamation Lawfare

  1. onwyrdsdream

    Making a clock can be difficult or easy. A person who’s played with an arduino could make something of that level in a few hours. With discreet logic may take a bit more skill and time, but would still be a weekend project. There are various tutorials on youtube, in wikis, and in various other forms across the internet where you could learn the skills to do so, even at his age, and even if they’re not that bright of a child. A child of his age could make one without being a genius. I’ve helped younger children solder together kits that have a similar skill requirement. The hard part if it were with an arduino would only be the programming, and I could progra, on that level at his age.

    But he didn’t make a clock, he took a working clock and stuffed it in a suitcase, looking like he wanted people to misinterpretate it as a bomb, and then represented it as his work. The best case is stupid bravido, and it was rewarded. It was rather disgusting to see people falling all over themselves due to fake news. A fine example of how reporters know very little about very much and get things wrong with relish. Possibly mustard and chili. He didn’t make a clock. The police didn’t think it was a bomb. The police wanted to know if he was trying to make other people think he did or could build a bomb, and he wasn’t helpful in answering it. People were falling all over themselves for a response which was fairly measured. If I’d done the same when I was in school I’d have probably been suspended, that’s just how it goes. We live in an Era when chewing a pop tart into the wrong shape can get you suspended.

    But, if you win the disadvantage lottery (which is about check boxes rather than actual disadvantages) you can have the president speak well of you and the CEOs of various companies send you hundreds of dollars in merchandise over a teenager’s sloppy deception.

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