When the government tries to suppress free speech and forces freedom-loving Americans to sue for their basic freedom to speak, the government must reimburse legal fees when they lose. Excelsior!
Bring it on. Keep on fighting me, fellas, and keep on paying.
The WMATA has to reimburse our AFLC attorneys for legal fees in our fight to run our anti-jihad, pro-freedom ads on DC train platforms.
Just for clarification, Will Sommer is implying that I was reimbursed. Not so. My legal team, AFLC, received payment for their legal fees. More lies and trickery from a dishonest media. And Sommer, dishonest merchant that he is, neveer tried to contact me for comment.
Fighting Anti-Muslim Ads Cost Metro $35K in Attorney Fees
Washington City Paper Posted by Will Sommer on Nov. 28, 2012
Thanks to Metro, "Anti-jihad" blogger Pamela Geller—or her attorney—is now a little bit richer. The transit agency's ill-fated attempt to delay running ads from Geller's American Freedom Defense Initiative group that equated Muslims with savages will cost the agency $35,000 in attorney's fees for AFDI, according to a new email obtained by the Legal Times.
In the email (below), dated Oct. 17, an unnamed associate general counsel for Metro writes to an unnamed recipient, presumably someone with AFDI, that the agency would pay $35,000 in fees and costs. Earlier that month, a federal judge had ruled that Metro had to run the ads, despite Metro's concerns that it would inflame tensions in the Middle East.
Does this pricey legal defeat have Metro changing any policies on future ad delays? Via email, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel wrote that decisions about legal action over ads are still up to Metro's general counsel and General Manager Richard Sarles. Geller didn't respond to a request for comment.Sommer never wrote me for comment. Liar.