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Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Kathleen Seidel Slapped With Unconstitutional, Illegal, Barred by the Journalist’s Privilege, and Needlessly Invasive Subpoena:

» Vaccine lawyer subpoenas Kathleen Seidel from Overlawyered
I've often linked in the past to the work of New Hampshire blogger Kathleen Seidel, whose weblog Neurodiversity presents a fearless, systematically researched, and frequently brilliant ongoing critique of autism vaccine litigation. A prominent plaintif... [Read More]

» Blogosphere reacts to Seidel subpoena from Overlawyered
We've updated our post below, but it's worth noting separately that some of the biggest guns in the blogging world, such as Glenn Reynolds, P.Z. Myers, and Orac/Respectful Insolence, have weighed in over the last... [Read More]

» Handwriting Without Tears from Trusted.MD Network
I'm spending Friday afternoon all day Saturday learning how to teach Handwriting Without Tears. This afternoon was teaching the preschool set. As always, if I knew then what I know now...... Back to keeping up with the Blogosphere and... [Read More]

» How Long Until Kirby and Olmstead Speak on the Seidel Subpoena? from Trusted.MD Network
As most of you know, Kathleen Seidel was issued an invasive and intimidating subpoena in a vaccine-injury case. In response, Orac issued an open letter to Messrs. Kirby and Olmstead: I am urging you to speak out against legal intimidation... [Read More]

» Kathleen Seidel blogger-subpoena furor from Overlawyered
After much discussion in the blogosphere this story would seem more than ready to cross over into mainstream-press coverage; here's a local columnist who says he left three messages with attorney Clifford Shoemaker but got... [Read More]

» Good(ish) News on the Seidel Subpoena, and another Shoemaker Fishing Expedition from I Speak of Dreams
As most of you know, Kathleen Seidel was issued an invasive and intimidating subpoena in a personal-injury case, by the vaccine-injury attorney Clifford Shoemaker. Ms. Seidel has no connection to that case. I kept track of internet responses to the [Read More]

» Good(ish) News on the Seidel Subpoena, and another Shoemaker Fishing Expedition from Trusted.MD Network
As most of you know, Kathleen Seidel was issued an invasive and intimidating subpoena in a personal-injury case, by the vaccine-injury attorney Clifford Shoemaker. Ms. Seidel has no connection to that case. I kept track of internet responses to the... [Read More]

» Judge Grants Seidel's Motion to Quash Subpoena from Trusted.MD Network
Kathleen Seidel's motion to quash the Shoemaker subpoena has been granted. The text of the email announcing the news: Kathleen's motion to quash the subpoena has been granted. In addition, the judge has ordered Shoemaker to show cause why he... [Read More]

» Kathleen Seidel Profiled In Home Town Paper from Trusted.MD Network
A forceful voice in autism debate: Mother's site battles mercury theories by Margot Sanger-Katz Kathleen Seidel is not a doctor. She's not a medical researcher. She's not an educator. She's not a lawyer. But the 52-year old Peterborough woman, armed... [Read More]

» Personal Injury Suit Alleging Mercury-Autism Withdrawn by Plaintiffs from Trusted.MD Network
The suit was brought by the Rev. Lisa Sykes and her husband Seth Sykes, alleging that their son's autism was caused by thimerosal in injections received by both Rev. Sykes and the child. Their attorney, Clifford Shoemaker, filed an invasive... [Read More]

» Great News on the Seidel Subpoena Front: Shoemaker Sanctioned from Trusted.MD Network
We all know the meaning of "ambulance-chasing lawyer". Well, there's a sub-species: lawyers who foment false vaccine-injury claims. Clifford Shoemaker is a prime example of the sub-species, as Kathleen Seidel has so ably documented. You will recall the fu [Read More]

» Three Posts on "Vaccine Injury" and Litigation You Should Read from Trusted.MD Network
First, Sullivan's informative update on the status of the Omnibus Proceedings Second, Kathleen Seidel's post Billing the Adversary. Here's the introduction: Numerous decisions issued over the twenty year history of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program [Read More]

Comments

IAMB

Thanks for putting this list together... and add Bronze Dog in when you get a second, if you would be so kind.

Kassiane

I just added my 2cents, I was listed too.

Joseph

Liz: Here's a Digg link for those who'd like to vote for the story on Digg.

dkmnow

Thanks for the list. I've linked to it, while noting in my latest post something veeeery curious about one part of the "subpoena"...

;-)

codeman38

I've added my own brief comments, though they're really nothing new... I'm planning on expounding more on this once I've had more time to think about it, though.

Alan Kellogg

Not "MythusMage" but "Mythusmage Opines". The story behind my nom de blog is long, detailed, and utterly irrelevant. Hope I've helped with my post, and that I've gotten others to post on the matter as well.

Club 166

Thanks for putting this together. This misuse of the law is truly unconscionable.

Joe

Kathleen Seidel

Liz, you're a true cataloguer -- a woman after my own heart. Thanks so much for keeping this tally, and for all of your moral support.

Ralph Smith

Thanks again Liz, I added a footer to this article/list.

Carolyn Elefant

Thank you for adding Blogwatch to this list.

Sharon

You were very quick off the mark with this!

I started making a list before I knew you were, and your list is so much better organised and complete! It's gratifying to see just how much support there is for one of our own on this.

Steve D

Hi Liz -
I would also like to be added to the list.

http://onedadsopinion.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-treat-bully.html

This situation is unconscionable.

Kristina Chew

I just put up a post that references this latest brouhaha:

http://www.autismvox.com/vaccine-awareness-from-david-kirby/

Sandy

I just noticed that you had included my blog. I am pleased to be supporting Kathleen.

Alan Kellogg

Mythusmage Opines, "Pontificates" is my LiveJournal place. :)

Karoli

Hi Liz,

I'm glad you're staying on top of this -- I've written about it tonight and will be updating as things develop.

ms_teacher

This is unreal. I keep checking back for updates and cannot help but think how ludicrous it all is!

sweetchuckd

Check out http://detentionslip.org for all the latest headlines in education. It's one of the leading sources for breaking crazy news stories from our public schools.

malcolm stanley

Thanks for linking me into this.
Stay strong...

John Best

Hi again Liz, I have another blog I'd like to add to the negative list.
http://hatingautism.blogspot.com/2008/04/kathleen-seidel-and-nambla.html
Thanks.

Bob King

Me too..
http://www.graphictruth.com/2008/04/in-matter-of-shoemaker-v-sidell-court.html
...in which I welcome the idea of the law firm of Dawson and Siedel...

alyric

One more for the list Liz

Patti Shepard

Hello Liz,
If you'd like, you may add whirledpeas.us to the list. (My website was also mentioned in the Subpoena.) My response to the harassment by Shoemaker has been posted there. Thank you for creating a list.
In Support of Kathleen,
Patti Shepard

Jalestra

You can include me in there as well (on the positive list)!

http://barelydressed.blogspot.com/2008/04/bloggers-unite.html

Standing in Solidarity

Did you see this one?

http://elder-abuse-cyberray.blogspot.com/2008/04/war-on-bloggers-comes-home-to-america.html

About attacks on bloggers generally, with a special interest in Egypt (and elsewhere), but mentions the Kathleen Seidel situation among the many others.

Ray Fernandez

It is most unfortunate, that today we are blogging about corruption, tommorrow we might be blogging to get each other out of jail, far fetched, perhaps not! "wherein the Third District, in reversing an order awarding attorney’s fees, states “probate court has become repugnant to a great many citizens because of the perceived delay in administration and disposition of the Estate: The Guardianship of Mae Thompson FSC CASE NO. SC05-675 in which Vivian Hayes was incarcerated for five (5) months for speaking to her sister,....exemplifies the fright perceived by citizens
of this State, when the court takes extreme positions.-Florida Supreme Court.-: http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/flsupct/sc05-675/05-675ini.pdf

Ray Fernandez

Other Bloggers under fire! some of the biggest names in the Canadian blogosphere – from Kate McMillan of Small Dead Animals to Kathy Shaidle of Five Feet of Fury (or, Five Feet of Furry, as the lawsuit says on page 2), to Free Dominion, the largest conservative chat site in Canada. Warman’s goal is breathtaking in its chutzpah: he wants to muzzle the Canadian conservative Internet. It’s not just his goal – it’s the goal of the CHRC itself, and its friends at the Canadian Jewish Congress, who have stated their goal is to “tame” the Internet – or at least those voices they disagree with.

Ray Fernandez

Obviously, this fight isn’t just about a particular blogger or other. It’s about political censorship, the abuse of government power, and the freedom of the blogosphere. This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the abusive, corrupt, bullying, censorious nature of these people who want to stiffle free speech .

I don’t even think the importance of this fight is limited to US or Canada. The creeping censorship is of the same breed as the censorship that Geert Wilders faces for his film, Fitna. It’s part of a global attempt to squelch ideas about liberty and other western values.

Candy

I posted a blog in support of Kathleen.

Candy

I posted a blog in support of Kathleen.

laurentius-rex

You may be interested to note that I have now added to the list of blogs referencing this issue.

Angela Jacobs

I am in absolute shock here!!! I found you and this story on the Elder Abuse Blog. I am looking forward to seeing how all of this pans out.
How in the world has it come to this?

Thiz 'n' Dat

This one has open permission to copy/paste elsewhere or to circulate with others via email. Encourages people to stand in solidarity with all bloggers whose freedom of speech is under attack, including Kathleen Seidel. Entitled thusly: "The 'I Am Kathleen' Freedom of Speech Campaign."

LW

Please add "Best of the Web Today", http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120784423414805145.html ?mod=Best+of+the+Web+Today (space added before ? so this would be readable) to your list. Also, InstaPundit linked to that article but did not comment: http://instapundit.com/archives2/017709.php.

Thiz 'n' Dat

A new addition for the "pro" list. I thought I had posted it here but now I don't seem to see it here:

http://thizndat.blogspot.com/2008/04/i-am-kathleen-freedom-of-speech.html

Thiz 'n' Dat

Another for the pro side, from a blogger who has been hit with law suits in the past in an attempt to silence her:

http://blog.deafread.com/mishkazena/2008/04/11/mishka-zena-threatened-with-lawsuits/

LW

Volokh Conspiracy has a comment. http://volokh.com/posts/1207879348.shtml

Also there's a description of the case here: http://www.citmedialaw.org/threats/sykes-v-seidel

Memo Juez

Liz,

Thanks for the comment. Here is another link to the story with some comments at StumbleUpon:

http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/neurodiversity.com/weblog/article/150

LW

I don't think you have this one, from the 6th:

"The mercury militia goes too far"
http://timelordphil.bigblog.com.au/post.do?id=197317

LW

This one too:
The pros and cons of being a plaintiffs’ attorney …
http://prosandcons.us/?p=6454

A plaintiffs' attorney who doesn't approve of Shoemaker.

Alianora La Canta

I know my blog normally has nothing to do with the autistic spectrum or American law, but http://formula1home.com/forum/weblog_entry.php?e=356>I've blogged about this crazy subpoena anyway. I can see this case having huge ramifications for bloggers in other parts of the blogosphere; what right do lawyers have to put broad-ranging subpoenas on people just because they happen to hold an opinion they don't like? Or to involve everyone on that individual's blogroll simply because they respected their writing enough to provide a link?

This isn't just a problem for writers about autism, or even just about those writing about Big Pharma. This affects anyone who blogs about any matter where the powers-that-be have an investment in one thing being said over another - which in the end means pretty much everyone.

LW

http://www.northwestgeorgia.com/opinion/local_story_106220504.html

Second paragraph down on the left (April 15).

edited to make the link above clickable, and to post the following (since sometimes smaller newspapers' archives disappear):

Charles Oliver: It couldn't happen here?
Dalton Daily Citizen

Kathleen Seidel is the mother of a teenager with Asperger’s syndrome, a condition related to autism. Because of that she started a Web site devoted to autism disorders called Neurodiversity.com. The Nashua Telegraph has called her site “an example of quality advocacy journalism.” Seidel is critical of the idea that vaccines cause autism. She’s not alone. Groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control say the science shows no link between vaccines and autism. But some parents of autistic children don’t accept that. Seidel recently authored and posted a lengthy article called “The Commerce in Causation” which details 22 suits against vaccine makers and notes that Virginia attorney Clifford Shoemaker has collected almost $600,000 in fees from the cases. Just hours after posting the article, Seidel was served with a subpoena from Shoemaker demanding her bank records, tax information and records of contact with a long, long list of people, including other Web site operators, government officials, scientists and “any religious group.” Some observers have described the subpoena as a fishing expedition or an attempt to intimidate Seidel. But whoever heard of a lawyer doing anything like that?
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Chika

I am not an attorney but I get psuboenaed often.The way I read it...the other folks named on the document are not commanded to do anything. It does show shoddy execution on behalf of it's executor.I like shoddy execution.....it shows there are other weaknesses. Kathleen is commanded to bring any correspondence to those parties with her.L. Rex is not an American so he cannot be commanded by our courts to do anything unless the British Embassy is involved. Not gonna happ'n, cap't.Also note that many others such as Dr. Kristina Chew and Orac are not named.I have also noticed bad press about these individuals has gone into the NT circuit also.~(I am also Kathleen Seidel)

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