Folks, this Sentence in a NINTH Circuit, 3 Panel Judge Ruling
affects the Public at large in a MAJOR way.
"“Cox apparently has a history of making similar allegations and seeking payoffs in exchange for retraction"
Regardless of your "Opinion" of Crystal Cox BEING an Extortionist or not. This precedence is dangerous to all, and essentially will chill the speech of anti-corruption bloggers as they can be discredited and painted out to be criminals, as a "pot shot" in a Ninth Circuit ruling of a civil case brought against them for defamation and to essentially "shut them up".
It really is NOT ok for Judges to throw in "other" allegations, in a ruling. Allegations that were NOT a material factor, NOT of "the record" in the lower court case in which they are ruling on.
These criminal extortion Allegations, slipped into a ninth circuit civil case appeal, is not based in law, rights of due process, or constitutional rights.
These Allegations, the Judges knowingly and noted, with credit, as coming from a New York Times journalist, of which their ruling had just gave that blogger and essentially all bloggers and citizens journalists equal rights to that New York Times journalist, as well as other institutional press journalists.
Ninth Circuit Judges; Judge Arthur L. Alarcón, Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr.,and Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz, took the opinion, rant and ramblings of New York Times Reporter as Factual Evidence and issued a ruling stating that Cox has a history of posting allegations and seeking a pay off for extraction, which is the felony crime of extortion and of which is NOT based in fact, not based in adjudication for the crime of extortion, not based in evidence or sworn testimony regarding the crime of extortion and having given Blogger Crystal Cox no due process or constitutional rights in the matter what so ever.
Regardless of your opinion of me, Crystal Cox, wouldn't you have to agree that these Judges should not have this right? Would you want this to happen to you? Would you want due process and for judges such as Ninth Circuit Judges; Judge Arthur L. Alarcón, Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr.,and Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz to OBEY the law and NOT violate your constitutional rights?
It is not about removing allegations of extortion, regarding me, Crystal Cox. I could care less, as I know the Truth about that, and it would be IMPOSSIBLE to remove this defamatory lie from the Internet, thanks to Attorneys David Aman and Marc Randazza and Judge Marco Hernandez, as well
as the 3 panel Ninth Circuit judges who threw in their two cents on the matter.
The ISSUE is about the FACT, that it is NOT Ok, not Ethical, not Legal and certainly not constitutional for Judges to do this to anti-corruption bloggers essential to instill fear in them and chill their speech, disguised as a ruling in favor of Free Speech and equal rights for those same bloggers.
That one sentence now means that any of you out there exposing corruption that the New York Times or other institutional press does not approve of, or say they are paid by the "bad guys" aKa the judges, politicians, and corporations you may be exposing
Crystal Cox talks about her Motion to Rehear and a bit about her Case and the attorneys involved.
Links to Research the Motion to Rehear
Crystal Cox Ninth Circuit Petition for Rehearing filed by Eugene Volokh on January 31st, 2014.
Crystal Cox Wins First Amendment Court Victory for all Bloggers, Whistleblower and Citizen Journalists, then files a Motion to Rehear requesting a Redaction of Extortion allegations.
Auction of Appeal Rights?
Case Dockets, where the Plaintiff, Kevin Padrick and Obsidian Finance Group via their Attorney David Aman of Tonkon Torp Law Firm attempted to SEIZE Cox's right to appeal. Cox alleges that David Aman was given legal advice on this matter by Cox's former attorney Marc Randazza of Randazza Legal Group.
Hearing Transcript Day Before Obsidian v. Cox Trial
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/117804185/Obsidian-Finance-Group-Vs-Crystal-Cox-Hearing-Day-Before-Trial (Page 16 shows Crystal Cox asking Judge Hernanez about Extortion allegations)
More on the Crystal Cox Case, Summit Bankruptcy, Extortion and More