Did Mark Towner Threaten U.C. Over The Email?
Utah Conservative published an email from Mark Towner in which Towner explains his political reasons for filing a restraining order against Mike Ridgway. Mark Towner responded very quickly and angrily, and for good reason. If Towner's restraining order was political, he himself could be in real legal hot water. Immediately after this exchange, Utah Conservative suddenly and inexplicably shut down his site. Mark Towner had declared the email to be private in nature. Did Mark Towner threaten Utah Conservative for publishing the email? After a perfunctory analysis, Charley Foster suspects a lawsuit response to the email publication would eventually be unsuccessful. The problem is, according to Charley, there isn't anything to protect a potential blogger defendant from even a doomed lawsuit. It could get expensive enough to force the blogger offline.