NYAG Letitia James Crucifies VDare in Lawfare Attack

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This is how free speech dies in communist America
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Peter Brimelow
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4 April 2024
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I launched VDARE.com on Christmas Eve 1999. So it is perhaps appropriate that, on Good Friday 2024, the anniversary of Christ's death, I must announce VDARE.com's crucifixion by New York State's communist Attorney General Letitia James.

On March 27, 2024, in another of her lightning-fast NYAG James-compliant rulings, New York State Supreme Court Judge Sabrina Kraus held us in Contempt of Court because we have not yet complied (because we were fighting it) with her January 23, 2023 order that we meet NYAG James' massive and crippling subpoena demands.

Judge Kraus did modify her earlier order to reflect the intervention (much appreciated) of the Institute for Free Speech. So now we no longer have to reveal, explicitly, the names of our pseudonymous writers, some of whom would certainly be fired from their jobs if their identities leaked.

But we are still required to review 40 gigabytes of emails, an enormous amount. And of course these could in fact reveal the names of those pseudonymous writers, as well as our donors, privileged communications with lawyers, etc.

Judge Kraus has also now allowed us to redact these emails. But this is a huge task, which our lawyers estimate could cost as much as $150,000.

An observer tells us this order is more typical of major corporate litigation, not a tiny charity.

And, perversely, although Judge Kraus has now modified her January 23, 2023 order, she is nevertheless now fining us $250 a day for not complying with it.

We have fought NYAG Letitia James, at a cost of up to $1 million, for nearly three years. But now we are literally hanging on the cross.


There is no legitimate explanation for NYAG James'enormous fishing expedition - other than a desire to nail us to the cross with compliance costs. The process is the punishment.

NYAG James has claimed to be interested in our purchase of the Berkeley Springs Castle as a conference venue. But this transaction was expensively lawyered and is bulletproof. Significantly, NYAG James has refused to meet with our expensive lawyers to discuss it.

The victims of crucifixion typically took a long time to die. (Christ was an exception.)

All our resources are now focused on our death struggle. VDARE.com will continue publishing on a reduced schedule as long as it can, at least until after our April 26-28 conference.

But, as Christ said on the cross, "It is finished."

The suppression of VDARE.com's voice, at a time when the immigration debate is moving to a climax, is of course a political scandal.

But, on a personal level, I might also observe that VDARE.com was an entirely viable 24/7 opinion convenience store. I had hoped to leave it to my young wife and our children after I am gone. Now it appears, thanks to Letitia James, that this will not be possible. They will need some other means of support.

Nevertheless, I'm immensely grateful for VDARE.com's much loved readers and supporters over these many years.

We hope to see you on the other side.

Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com. His best-selling book, Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster, is now available in Kindle format.


On the subject of VDARE.com's April Conference etc.:

Our heroic friends at GabPay have told us that to their shock that they have found they cannot get ANY bank to enable our credit card donations.

It's increasingly clear that federal regulators are pressuring banks to repress immigration patriots, as they have tried to do with gun stores.

Our April 26-28 conference is sold out (email lbrimelow@vdare.com to be put on the waiting list). BUT, AGAIN THANKS TO OUR HEROIC FRIENDS AT GABPAY, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR A LIVE STREAM TICKET BY E-CHECK HTTPS://VDARE/EVENTS/LIVESTREAM2024.

(And hear Steve Sailer discuss his best-seller NOTICING!)


And, of course, if you feel inclined (and want to protect VDARE.com's writers and donors) you can support VDARE.com in its death struggle by e-check here https://vdare.com/donate.

AND we've opened a credit-card friendly givesendgo account here. We're not sure how this can be combined with tax-deductibility, but we'll let you know.

Earlier on Letitia James's Lawfare against VDARE.com:


VIDEO: "IT IS FINISHED" - Peter And Lydia Brimelow's Update On VDARE's Crucifixion By NYAG Letitia James - And What Happens Next:



Voter Fraud Expert Joe Fried Denounces VDARE.com’s Persecution, Accurately Describes Letitia James, by Patrick Cleburne, 4 April 2024.

Soros-backed radical NY AG Letitia James has basically shut down conservative magazine 'VDARE' through lawfare, Revolver, 5 April 2024:

... The Soros-backed operation is moving at a very worrying speed, knocking presidential hopefuls off their paths and silencing conservative voices at a rapid rate. At the forefront of this Soros army is the radical New York Attorney General Letitia James. She’s spearheading a baseless crusade against President Trump. But there’s more—James is also targeting a key conservative magazine, VDARE. This magazine is outspoken about the Biden administration’s handling of border security and the so-called “Great Replacement Theory.” Of course, it’s far from just a “theory” at this point, it’s increasingly looking like our stark reality...

What’s happening to VDARE is reminiscent of something you’d see in Soviet Russia or North Korea. But no, it’s happening in the People’s Republic of Amerika...

If you want to support VDARE’s fight against this Soros-funded machine, you can do so at their GiveSendGo. Click here.

Sadly, most conservative pundits are keeping mum on this one. Why? Apparently, VDARE’s “edgy” reputation is a bit too much for their little comfort zones. Heads up, folks, we need more “edginess” not less...