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Serving a Senator

Turns out, process serving can get complicated. I’ve been waiting for Senator Cornyn to get served with notice of my lawsuit against him, and figured I’ve now waited long enough. On the advice of my attorney, I asked him directly on Twitter.

If you’d like to read my case filing, you can do so here at my Google Drive.

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Letter to the Editor

So, apparently my letter to the editor was published by the Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood’s news leader. No, I don’t know why — as far as I know, I submitted this to the Austin Chronicle via ResistBot.

It also has nothing to do with my case, but I figured I may as well start the transition of this blog to all my political / newsy stuff, not just my case against Senator Cornyn.

Also, still waiting for the Senator to be served. Justice is slow.

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Nope!

Just a quick update — I’m still able to interact with my Senator over Twitter.

The most inexplicable component of this case is that despite a month’s worth of phone calls, emails, faxes, letters, and retweets, all of which went ignored, why the sudden unblocking? According to the Statesman’s story, they were able to get a hold of him and ask him that, and his office says I was blocked “unintentionally.” Were all my other communications ignored unintentionally, too?

Block me, or don’t, but at least have the courage of your convictions when you do take a position on First Amendment rights of your constituents.

By the way, the case is still going forward, because there’s still the question of if the Senator can, in fact, choose to block me or other people (and thus, abridge our rights to petition our government officials). Check out my GoFundMe (remember to click the “read more” link near the bottom to get the whole story).

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Hi, San Antonio

Hey, the San Antonio Current has a nice piece on my case, written by Sanford Nowlin (which I assume is pronounced, “New Orleans”).

Also, I’m still unblocked, and still waiting for Senator Cornyn to be served (this normally takes a while, so I’m not too worried yet).

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Still unblocked

Wow, nothing dries up donations to a legal fund to fight a Twitter block from a senator like getting unblocked. But, I still have this court case going, because as it stands, Senator John Cornyn can “inadvertently” block me again today, or tomorrow, or it could be you next!

So, we’re still moving forward, and ask the court for an injunction to prevent this from happening to anyone else. And also, maybe recover some legal fees.

Also, hey Twitter? Make it harder for people to accidentally block people. Especially when the people doing the blocking are government officials.

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Hey! I’m unblocked!

And it only took a month, some letters, a call, some email, a fax(!), launching a web site, filing a lawsuit, a call from a reporter from the Austin American-Statesman to Cornyn’s office about the lawsuit, and $1400 in legal fees. What’s to complain about?