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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Julie Amero Still Waits

Noted security exert Alex Eckelberry and Hartford Courant Columnist Rick Green report that Julie Amero's case is still on the trial docket in Connecticut. Details are here and here. It is disappointing that 13 months after it was conclusively proved that Julie was the victim of adware and spyware, and 13 months after she was granted a new trial on this basis, the case still drags on. But the best and most optimistic scenario is that her legal team is negotiating with the State as you read this. (We don't actually know, in fact we are as much in the dark as you.) But if this scenario is correct, things may be in a delicate state right now. So we would ask bloggers to be extremely restrained in their comments. In other words, if you must blog, please follow the sage advice, "Don't PO the prosecutor, don't PO the judge."

The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and should not be interpreted as an official position of The Julie Group.

--Chip Neville

Notes added:

The Hartford Courant has a new editorial here. California journalist and blogger Karoli Kuns has a new piece here.

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