Following the filing of an “Affirmation” by the prosecution, the defense has replied with a brief that summarizes some of the key legal and factual issues in the case. This brief can be read by clicking on the following link:
January 30, 2010
December 3, 2009
To read these motions (or “memoranda”), click on these links:
They are pdf files.
The “Dead Sea Scrolls Controversy” motion (or, as it is technically called “Franks” motion), will be of particular interest to anyone concerned with the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls controversy, as well as with legal issues involving the credibility of informants and search warrant affidavits, the reliability of “gmail” and “yahoo” email addresses, and on-line anonymity.
The “Email and Access” motion, discussing claims of on-line “harassment,” will be of interest to anyone concerned with the legal definition of harassment in New York, First Amendment issues connected with emails, the difference between criminal and civil cases, and the so-called “unauthorized” use of a computer (as in the Drew/MySpace case).
The motions/memoranda are public documents.
November 7, 2009
To read the motion, click on this link:
It’s a pdf file.
This motion (or “memorandum” accompanying a motion, as it is more technically called) will be of interest to anyone concerned with the Dead Sea Scrolls controversy, academic quarrels in general, the difference between civil and criminal actions, and issues connected with blogging, emails, the right to anonymity, parody, and the First Amendment.
The motion/memorandum is a public document.