Monday, June 17, 2013

Judge Rules On Hamburg Blogger's Anonymity


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Brought By Achramovitch & His BOE
 

NY State Supreme Court Justice Diane Devlin quashes a subpoena filed by the Hamburg Central School District . The district sought the identity of a blogger known as Concerned Hamburger who has often been critical of district administration, and who published excerpts from a secretly recorded closed-door meeting of the school board.

"They can blog their brains out, for all we care." ~~ Richard Sullivan, Hamburg School District Attorney

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SCATS ~~ Congratulations to Concerned Hamburger!! You stood up to an over-paid bully and his clown posse, and you won :)
  

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know the blogger topic is probably near and dear to your heart, but please allow me to briefly touch on another issue. Anyway, I drove past Paddy Hill school today for the first time in months and I was embarrassed by the appearance of the place. The grass all clumped up, the fence out front mangled and different shades of grey, rust, and silver, the side walk over grown with grass, and the building itself appears to be put together in pieces by different contractors at different times/stages. How do people expect students to take pride in their school when the district doen't seem to do the same? Really sad to see.

SCATS said...

To 3:27PM ~~ At least the gymnasium wasn't caving in on top of the lil darlin's! After Walts got done spending boatloads of $$ on "improvements" we had to close the Performing Arts Center when winds hit 20MPH ... so this is actually an "improvement" from the past ;)

Anonymous said...

Scats, it's painfully obvious that -your- kids don't go to Paddy Hill. Nice empathy there!

SCATS said...

To 5:47PM ~~ My remark was intended to be sarcastic. What else can be said about a district that waits to make repairs until the list of needed items reaches $100+ million?

Anonymous said...

they had to sneak in a new tv station

SCATS said...

To 7:11PM ~~ It turned out to be more of a new station for WGMC. By the way, do they still owe the district $$$?

Anonymous said...

I still think it's hilarious to hear reporters say with a straight face..."the lawyer for concerned hamburger..." So that blogger and the local one are safe from the courts as long as they don't break the law that will land them in jail? If the "hamburger" was posting something threatening then the law would intervene. So far no penal code infractions. There is no penal code violation involved in taping a meeting. Not in NY. (Unless it is the FBI taping a private conversation using a wiretap for which there was no warrant. Or maybe not that either?)And people that attend executive sessions can speak about what went on even though they supposedly could be sued by say an employee whose privacy was violated? But no matter what they will not land in jail and a judge will not force the ID of anyone for this. It seems that there are no corporations or employees that are upset at the exposure of what seems to be an executive session that should have been open in Hamburg.

SCATS said...

To 10:06AM ~~ Re: "So that blogger and the local one are safe from the courts as long as they don't break the law that will land them in jail?"

If we don't break the law, then why would we "land in jail?"

I don't understand your question.

Dave McKinley-wgrz said...

@ anonymous 6/19/13 10:06AM If you think it's hilarious to hear a reporter say with a straight face ..."the lawyer for concerned hamburger..." , Imagine BEING that reporter and trying to KEEP a straight face while saying it!

SCATS said...

Well Dave ... would you prefer to say "SCATS"? lol