The Nathan Phillips/Covington Catholic High School story is a mess.
On January 25th, I wrote that Power Attorney Lin Wood was just gettin’ started with his offense on behalf of innocent-yet-condemned teen Nicholas Sandmann: The media sandbagged Sandmann, but the case against the young man was built on sinking sand (here).
Sandmann’s family gave Lin Wood the go-ahead: Sic! Sic!
Fast-forward past an immediately-resultant apology from Bishop Roger Joseph Foys, and you’ve now got 54 prepared letters to alleged guilty parties. Attorney Todd McMurty has teamed with Lin, and the recipients of their missives include politicians, celebrities, and media organizations; each notice represents a potential lawsuit.
They don’t play.
As reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“The legal counsel representing Nick and his family, Todd McMurtry and experienced libel and defamation lawyer L. Lin Wood of Atlanta, have said they will seek justice for the harm allegedly done to the teen. McMurtry is with the law firm of Hemmer Defrank Wessels and has practiced law in Greater Cincinnati since 1991. He said a team of seven lawyers has been working full-time to review the media accounts of what happened.”
Wanna see a list? Presto:
The Washington Post
The New York Times
Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN)
National Public Radio
Atlantic Media Inc.
Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.
Diocese of Covington
Diocese of Lexington
Archdiocese of Louisville
Diocese of Baltimore
Ana Cabrera (CNN)
Sara Sidner (CNN)
Erin Burnett (CNN)
S.E. Cupp (CNN)
Elliot C. McLaughlin (CNN)
Amanda Watts (CNN)
Emanuella Grinberg (CNN)
Michelle Boorstein (Washington Post)
Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (Washington Post)
Antonio Olivo (Washington Post)
Joe Heim (Washington Post)
Michael E. Miller (Washington Post)
Eli Rosenberg (Washington Post)
Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post)
Kristine Phillips (Washington Post)
Sarah Mervosh (New York Times)
Emily S. Rueb (New York Times)
Maggie Haberman (New York Times)
David Brooks (New York Times)
Andrea Mitchell (NBC/MSNBC)
Savannah Guthrie (NBC)
Joy Reid (MSNBC)
Chuck Todd (NBC)
Elisha Fieldstadt (NBC)
Eun Kyung Kim
Bill Maher (here)
Ilhan Omar (here)
Elizabeth Warren (here and here)
Kathy Griffin (here)
Alyssa Milano (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here)
Jim Carrey (here, here, and here)
Here’s some street poetry, courtesy of The Daily Wire:
“The Covington Catholic students were verbally iattacked by a designated hate group that called them ‘Child molesting f**gots,’ ‘Dirty a*s crackers,’ ‘Future school shooters,’ and ‘Incest babies.'”
Please see a sample of the letters below.
Preservation Letter by on Scribd
This may get ugly.
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Very productive day with Lin Wood @LLinWood and Taylor Wilson @g_taylor_wilson in Atlanta. We sent out our first round of document preservation letters to a number of national media outlets. We have put them on notice! #NickSandmann #CovingtonCatholic #CovingtonBoys pic.twitter.com/dXzvBOZ9qi
— Todd V. McMurtry (@ToddMcMurtry) January 30, 2019
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