It was the influential Walter Olson on Overlawyered.com who flagged the blogosphere et al. Yesterday, Olson broke open the story of how plaintiff lawyer Clifford Shoemaker had a subpoena sent to blogger Kathleen Seidel. On her blog Neurodiversity she has been drilling down to what seem to be the facts in the controversy over the cause of autism.
Worded vaguely and with no charges of harm, the subpoena is viewed as everything from a fishing expedition to bullying. Well the blogosphere has united around Seidel who pushed back with a self-drafted motion.
This is the most important legal and ethical story in the blogosphere since DrudgeReport.com outed Monicagate. Hourly, we are checking in on the latest developments.