Two degree Pittsburgh: First Amendment Edition
In the end she failed, but not after many years of presumably costly litigation against the extended family of John, Allen, Bruce, Carl, David, Edward, Frank, George, Harry, Irving (Irving?), Kevin, Larry and Jane Doe. I guess they get points for not sticking to the "J"'s.
The thing is she was not the only one to attempt to rout out those who misbehave on the Internet. At one point there was the attempt to find out who was behind CasablancaPA.blogspot.com. The argument was that prosecutors thought convicted Mike Veon aide Brett
Truth be told, and one of those things that only time can provide prospective for, but Grantstreet99 provided a rare opposing view on the way things operated in town. Obnoxious at times no doubt, and biting as all muck reads inevitably are... but I am not sure anyone has quite filled those shoes locally since GS99 faded into the white noise.
Speaking of missing voices in town, and as a student of the uber-connectivity of that which we call Pittsburgh... if you didn't already, go check out who wrote the piece via the very first link above. It's a great read. Only in Pittsburgh.