Mark Steyn writes about this bit of an omen for the upcoming heated legal battle:
In other news, the DC Superior Court building – scene of the forthcoming Mann vs Steyn trial – caught fire today. Fortunately, I have a watertight alibi.
Wasn’t it Oliver Wendell Holmes who said there is no right to shout “Fire!” in a crowded courthouse?
D.C. Superior Court’s main courthouse is closed for the day after a small fire.
A court spokeswoman says the fire broke out in the Moultrie Courthouse on Indiana Avenue northwest on Tuesday morning and the building was evacuated. She says because of smoke in the building and water damage, proceedings set to be held in the building are postponed until Wednesday. Jurors involved in cases being heard in the main courthouse should not report.
Cases being heard in other buildings will proceed as scheduled Tuesday and officials expect to resume full operations in the main courthouse on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Michael Mann-wise, Brandon Shollenberger is attempting to catalogue “the most egregious Mann misstatements, incompetent work or deceptions“. Feel free to chip in: it’s a worthwhile project, and fun for all the family.
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