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Message 00717: Re: call me ....

wow! that's awesome!

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Carl Malamud <xxxxxxx@media.org> wrote:
> nice talk with Judge Lamberth.
> he's fully up to speed on the FBI agencies (his reaction "you sure look like
> a dangerous fellow" :).  Very nice guy.
> I'm briefing David Reich this afternoon ... he is clerk of the
> appropriations subcommittee that gives the courts money.  So, we now have
> two senate committees, one house committee, and a chief judge, plus the
> nytimes.
> My inclination (but listen to your lawyer!) is that you not talk to them
> unless they absolutely insist.  If the goal is to get their system back up
> and running, I was very specific as to what they should (embed the ip
> address in your cookie, if the ip address changes, ask them to login again).
>  You are welcome to say "I know you talked to Carl and he went over the
> issues of how PACER works with you, so I don't think I'd have anything to
> add."
> Lamberth was going to deny my fee request because the AO had said they were
> going to start scanning for SSNs.  I said "how about you grant me the fee
> request until the AO can demonstrate to you that they can do that."  He said
> yes.  He's flying to Texas tonight and will have dinner with Judge
> Rosenthal.  After he's talked to her, he will issue my formal response.
>  (THis is a secret until we get to that point.)
> Carl