FC: Bombastic conservative demands that DOJ censor usqueers.com

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Nov 27 2001 - 09:42:48 PST

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    The usqueers.com page in question:
    >Ronald Reagan, ex-President, deserves to experience a horrible death soon, 
    >and is getting what he deserves. We're listing him as wounded because the 
    >way he is dying is horrible (Alzheimer's) and irreversible, even if he 
    >isn't aware of it anymore, and not soon enough we will happily add him to 
    >our Good Riddance! section.
    Attorney John B. Thompson, who wrote the letter to DOJ, has a fascinating 
    history of, for instance, reportedly attacking CBS over what he viewed as 
    threats the network's comedy show made on the life of George W. Bush:
    Thompson wrote a letter to FCC complaining about Howard Stern:
    >a special tip-of-the-hat to [Thompson] who, in the face of the death of 
    >thousands of Americans, has taken time out of his busy schedule to 
    >petition the FCC to censor Howard Stern, whom he terms a 'child molestor' 
    >and 'pornographer'. It's nice to know some people have their priorities 
    I'm not sure why CNSNews.com would call Thompson a "prominent First 
    Amendment lawyer." He seems to be a prominent 1A lawyer in much the same 
    way that Louis Freeh was a prominent privacy advocate.
    In his email below, David Burt is talking about when the ACLU's Oregon 
    affiliate (not the national ACLU) filed an amicus brief arguing that a 
    federal judge close the Nuremberg anti-abortion site 
    From: dburtat_private
    Subject: "Nuremberg Files"-type case  involving Conservatives wanting 
    Leftist "Wanted List" Removed
    Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 08:53:59 -0800
    To: <mnemonicat_private>, <declanat_private>, <volokhat_private>
    I'd like to hear what the Oregon branch of the ACLU thinks about this,
    after they advocating closing "The Nuremberg Files":
    Attorney Calls on Justice Dept to Close Hate Site
    By Lawrence Morahan
    CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
    November 26, 2001
    (CNSNews.com) - A prominent First Amendment lawyer called on the U.S.
    Justice Department to conduct an immediate investigation of an Internet
    site that advocates "a horrible death by any means" for people who
    oppose homosexual activism.
    The web site, usqueers.com, is in violation of state and federal law for
    advocating the murder of specific individuals, including former
    President Ronald Reagan and Sen. Strom Thurmond, First Amendment
    attorney John B. Thompson said.
    "This is clearly left-wing domestic terrorism which Justice [Department
    officials] and the FBI must move on immediately with a shut down of the
    site and an arrest of B. Allen Ross, who operates the site from San
    Diego," Thompson said in a Nov. 25 letter to Attorney General John
    Website Urges Death for 'Heterosexual Supremacists'
    By Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com Morning Editor
    November 26, 2001
    (CNSNews.com) - A former U.S. president and a sitting U.S. senator are
    among the targets of a website that advocates "a horrible death by any
    means" for people it describes as heterosexual supremacists.
    Former President Ronald Reagan and Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) are among
    those described as "het supremacists" by usQueers.com.
    David Burt, Public Relations
    N2H2, Inc.
    Web: http://www.n2h2.com
    Address: 900 4th Avenue, Suite 3600
    Seattle, WA 98164
    Office Phone: 206 892-1130
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