Integrity in Litigation

I am an attorney and a blogger.  I am an unwavering idealist. 

I am trapped in a judicial hamster wheel fighting against people with endless resources. An appeal can cost $10,000.00 for printing services alone, setting aside the costs of attorney time.  I owe a response to Plaintiff/Appellee's response.

The Plaintiffs have not fought the merits of the case, rather they have fought using civil procedure as a weapon, leaving me wholly unshielded to claims by them that are largely fabricated. I am the blogger of www.lostmessiah.com.  I am not WebActivisim nor have I ever posted or directed anyone else to post to that site.

Plaintiffs have claimed I am the other website to overcome a Statute of Limitations Problem but have never filed suit against the other site. They have also claimed that I republished through a "Top Posts and Pages" algorithm on the Lost Messiah site, though they could have clicked the articles in question open and closed and that would have caused the link to appear on that sub-section of the Wordpress blog. 

This is not about justice, right or wrong, or any of the things we think are supposed to be engendered in our legal system. This entire litigation and all that has followed has been about retaliation and ruination.

The attorney handling the case is a First Amendment powerhouse with years of elegant and law based litigation practice, Henry R. Kaufman (http://www.hrkaufman.com/notable-developments/defamation-and-other-first-amendment-issues-and-litigation/) . Henry's fees, while dramatically reduced for the representation still need to be paid and they are steadily rising, and with appeals, the printing gets outsourced. My funds are limited.

At the end of the day if the Plaintiff wins it will be because either I could not afford the fees for representation or I could not overcome technicalities having nothing to do with the case or the law.  When all is said and done, they are multi-billionaires and I have nothing to provide since all resources are being used for this defense.

I am therefore asking for help financing this. 

As a Legal Matter this case speaks to:

1. What is the Statute of Limitations and Can it Be Attributed to one Blogger for the Actions of a Wholly Unrelated and Unconnected of Another Blogger Absent any Substantial Proof, only Repeated Allegations that are ultimately untrue?
2. Is a "Top Posts and Pages Directory a Republication"? If it is, the "Most Read Articles" or the "What Others Are Reading" are similarly in jeopardy on every blog and every website everywhere.
3. Is the Wayback Machine a Valid Resource for Proving Website Activity and Who Can Verify it?
4. Should an Allegedly Defamed Plaintiff be Required to Contact the Blogger or Journalist to Request Removal or Revision Prior to Initiating Judicial Takedown Measures and Defamation Lawsuits? 
5. Can a Plaintiff Avoid Providing any Discovery Only to Have a Defendant Unable to Defend Himself or Herself in a Sealed Case?

These questions have the potential to be far reaching, particularly now in a time when First Amendment Rights are being questioned, voices are being silenced and integrity is in short supply. 

I am asking for help in funding and perhaps ultimately obtaining rulings that will help others.

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Julie Globus 
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