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Message 00592: Re: nytimes

the most effective way to make the nytimes thing is to be actively and honestly working with me on the plan b.

my original story was that if the nytimes didn't publish a piece, I'd carry out my threat in the third and final notices to start contacting the name parties. Well, January expired and the story didn't run, so I did exactly what I said I would do. This story would have been dead (despite the stellar job Schwartz did to conduct all the interviews, not to mention the secretarial work I did to set him up on all those interviews ... names, dates, contact info). But, the fourth and really, really final notices have helped a lot ... we're still live.

If we are truly about to be a big story because we did all that, it is really important that we actually be moving on towards the next step. Otherwise we are just a press release.

How much was your bill? Would you join in a letter to the chief justice asking that he pay us back? If so, I'd be happy to send you a draft letter tomorrow. Maybe we'll get lucky and not have to use it.


On Feb 10, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

right, what I mean is that if the NYT piece doesn't go I'm totally up
for using my name with stunts like forwarding the criminal attorney

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Carl Malamud <xxxxxxx@media.org> wrote:

On Feb 10, 2009, at 4:39 PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

and if the schwartz gives up on getting the nyt piece out, i'm happy
to talk about alternate ways of going public

heh.  that train has left the station ...


This is already semi-public, just not publicized. that is the uscourts.gov page. We've had a major WIRED piece, Ambrogi is tracking it, we're getting
daily uploads to our scribd area.

That process will continue ... I have a letter from ILCD ready to publish, likewise a letter to the Veteran's court of appeals. John knows about all

I'm looking at a variety of plan b's just in case nytimes doesn't happen. That's what I wrote to you about ... I will continue to publish any letters from the courts as they occur, will probably fire off a couple more letters, and just wanted to know how public you wanted to be. For example, one plan B I'm considering is to send my bill for $992.50 from our criminal lawyer to the chief justice and ask him to pay it since the AO of the Courts totally

It is not a big problem if you don't want you name used ... I had reached the point where I thought that would be useful and definitely wanted to ask you before doing so. I hear you and Schultze and it is ok not to use your