Will the Court Of Appeals decision make the AP wire? Will the national reporters who published Shellenberger's press releases about the gallant David (Gallegos) now report that the Emperor had no clothes on after all...
Or is this like the guy who gets arrested, gets his name smeared all over the front pages, and when he is found innocent, doesn't even warrant a small paragraph clearing his name?
Your search - Pacific Lumber, court of appeals - did not match any articles between Jan 9, 2008 and today.
Everyone likes to come into town and say this is about the jack-booted loggers against the cool newcomers, the old boys versus enlightenment - how about a new angle this time -
There is an interesting pattern in the decisions rendered in Palco related cases. It is that the justices, in setting forth their judgements, go out of their way to express detailed opinions outlining the horrors of the so called “enviro”-litigant's actions.
It happened in the case of Bob Martel (Humboldt Watershed Council/Ken Miller, remember) where he was found to have no standing and ordered to pay substantial fees ($110,000.00, no less.)
It happened in Hurwitz's case against the FDIC where the judge ruled that the government had acted like the Mafia in trying to take his property.
It happened when Freeborn ruled on the demurrer, and it has happened again here.
The system does work. And the so called “environmental” groups who have attempted to use the court system as a Panzer unit are finding that out.
The judges are not political animals, and the decisions are made quietly, without the fanfare that PACs bring. It's like the tree that falls in the forest - and in this case, no one hears.