Porno copyright troll to Georgia judge: "Ignore California judge! They have gay marriage!"

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36 Responses to “Porno copyright troll to Georgia judge: "Ignore California judge! They have gay marriage!"”

  1. OldBrownSquirrel says:

    A cynical effort to characterize a judge from outside the South as a Yankee.

  2. teknocholer says:

    The opposing lawyer should point out that “Jacques Nazaire” sounds suspiciously French.

    • GawainLavers says:

      Maybe even an illegal!  The most surprising thing about Prenda is that otherwise rational people continue to act surprised when Prenda lawyers act like brazen sociopaths.

    • incipientmadness says:

       French names are fairly common in parts of the south.

  3. Conspirator says:

    I kind of get what this guy is getting at, that different states have different laws and what happens in one doesn’t necessarily affect what happens in others.  That being said, Judge Wright is a federal judge, so he’s not ruling based on state laws, right?  Therefore the laws of the state his court is in are really irrelevant in this case.  

  4. nixiebunny says:

    When the facts aren’t on your side, pound on the law.
    When the law isn’t on your side, pound on the facts.

    When neither is on your side, pound on the table. 

  5. Chuck says:

    I believe the proper procedure here would be to introduce a bill in the Georgia legislature that would overturn gay marriage in California.  At least I think that’s how it goes.

    • Boundegar says:

      I see a long and fruitful career for these guys in politics.  Random assertions of evil gay marriage don’t generally work on judges, but they work on voters like a charm. Also, moral turpitude is a plus.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      At least a resolution condemning California for heterosexual rights abuses.

    • BillStewart2012 says:

      Gay marriage isn’t currently legal in California, except for the people who got married when it was.  Hopefully the Supremes will finish fixing the issue soon.

      But his argument wasn’t quite as stupid as I was expecting it to be; it was basically that “Judges in California often decide stuff in ways we wouldn’t here in Georgia, so please don’t listen to them”.  It’s a pretty lame argument, but lame arguments are all Prenda’s got right now, and some judges in California have a habit of really stomping on lawyers who bring lame arguments into court (as happened in both Prenda’s case and the anti-gay-marriage cases.)

  6. Lawyer is a genius.  I live in Georgia and am sadly willing to bet that this works for them.

    • Charles Buckley says:

      Sadly, for the lawyer, the ruling was in a federal court and the court in Georgia is also a federal court..  state laws are not in question.

      • Shay says:

        Even more sadly, the judge to whom he made the argument has issued equality-friendly rulings in LGBT rights cases recently.

        Karma is a lovely thing.

  7. Ramone says:

    The argument doesn’t even make sense. Prop 8 took care of gay marriage being recognzied. So, he’s also not read newspaper in the last 5 years.

  8. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    And the count down until there is a flurry of posts supporting the lawyer all suspiciously from the same IP posted within minutes of each other in…3….2…..1…

  9. gracchus says:

    I’m starting to think that Prenda isn’t really a company but rather a “Fight Club”-like extreme scumbag tournament. The founders set a high bar for scumbaggery, and then anyone who chooses to associate with them on a full-time or casual basis is actually signing up to do their best to match that bar.

    This lawyer does pretty well — maybe not Cadillac material, but he might win the steak knife set this month.

  10. tpe123 says:

    Wait… don’t tell me… The Georgia judge bought it, right? 

  11. Brainspore says:

    This would be the best time ever for the Prenda guys to find out the judge was gay.

    • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

      Well then they would just claim he ruled against them because he was biased.  And this would keep going…

  12. TheMadLibrarian says:

    Waiting for Prenda to come back with “Why do you hate America?” in 3…2…1…

  13. Sounds like the Chewbacca defence to me.

  14. What’s the income threshold for being considered “colorful” instead of just “crazy” like us commoners?

  15. Petzl says:

    Gee, appealing to a judge’s political prejudices… When does that ever work?  Besides almost always? Bush v Gore…. Citizens United v FEC… NFIB v Sibelius…

  16. I think this is the gay marriage version of the chewbacca defense, If Gay Marriage exists you must… press on, hell I can’t even follow these guys anymore. 

  17. jhertzli says:

    Speaking as a right-wing crackpot, all I have to say is that he’s not fooling us. Maybe he can fool Lamar Smith or other slime molds

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