Re: Waco FLIR Update

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 09:39:42 MDT

On Sunday, May 28, 2000 7:54 PM Ian Goddard wrote:
> >Are you going to file an amicus curea?
> IAN: I think I'll settle for just filing a webpage.
> The Washington Post just ran a multipage article on Waco-
> FLIR analyst Carlos Ghigliotti, "The Man Who Knew Too Much":

On the subject of "friend of the court" briefs, several people (including
me, though only in slavish imitation:) have suggested over the years filing
them in every case where possible. One problem with them though is that
judges tend to respect them almost only when they come from big
organizations such as the ACLU or well known people such as, sad to say,
Robert Bork.

Still, this should not discourage small groups or less well known from
filing. It should however, not make them think that a merely well reasoned
argument with legal citations will influence a court in the right direction.
Also, one should try to get as much public relations mileage out of filing,
especially if the goal is to effect changes in the judicial system.

And now to read all those posts on Rand, Objectivism, and the like you guys
discussed in my absence.:)


Daniel Ust

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