Irv’s Blog

May 11, 2022

Law.com’s ‘Legal Intelligencer’ Is M.I.A. on Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin’s SLAPP Suit Settlement and Abuse of Process

by Irvin Muchnick   Of all the media players who have been missing in action in coverage of Lehigh County district attorney James Martin’s SLAPP (Strategic […]
May 8, 2022

Why the George Gibney Investigations Must Persist

by Irvin Muchnick   I’ve argued that the podcast Where Is George Gibney? was avoidably shallow and that, going forward, we need more than the self-curated […]
May 4, 2022

Pennsylvania DA James Martin’s Defamation Case Against Local Critic Bill Villa Settles – Against the Defendant’s Will – With an Insurance Company’s Payment of a Pittance. Now, What About Martin’s Egregious Abuse of Public Funds in This ‘SLAPP’ Suit?

by Irvin Muchnick   Lehigh County district attorney James Martin’s perverse exploitation of the Pennsylvania courts to try to silence a local critic, Bill Villa – […]
April 18, 2022

Where Is ‘Where Is George Gibney?’

“[T]here are no other proceedings before the Irish courts relating to Gibney.[…] The more I learn about what went on in Irish swimming, the more inclined […]
April 11, 2022

Oregon Football’s $100 Million Rhadomyolysis Lawsuit Tracks With the Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death at California That We’ve Been Exposing

by Irvin Muchnick   The University of California’s absurd and overreaching appeal of our victory in the state Public Records Act case that liberated new documents […]
April 6, 2022

Pope Apologizes for Canada’s Abusive and Homicidal Missionary Schools. All Records Must Be Unsealed Regarding Charges Against Olympics Chieftain John Furlong – Irish School Colleague of George Gibney.

by Irvin Muchnick   Pope Francis on Friday made a historic apology to Indigenous Peoples for the “deplorable” abuses they suffered in Canada’s Catholic-run residential schools […]
March 28, 2022

Flashback: Three Stories About the University of California’s Ted Agu Cover-Up That Were Specifically Enabled by Our Successful Public Records Act Lawsuit

After four years of litigation spurred the production of more than 700 previously withheld pages of documents related to the cover-up of the circumstances of the […]
March 26, 2022

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Coverage of Their Amicus Brief in Our Support in ‘Muchnick v. Regents of the University of California’

rcfp.org/briefs-comments/muchnick-v-regents-california/   Our Position: The appeals court should dismiss the university governing board’s appeal or affirm the Superior Court’s decision. The Regents’ attempted characterization of Muchnick’s […]
March 25, 2022

Full Brief by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First Amendment Coalition in the University of California’s Appeal in the Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up

Below is the full text of the amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First […]
March 24, 2022

In Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up Public Records Act Case, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and First Amendment Coalition Tell Appellate Court That University of California Seeks ‘to Chill Members of the Public, Including Journalists’

by Irvin Muchnick   The University of California’s appellate arguments in this reporter’s winning case for internal university documents shedding light on UC Berkeley’s cover-up of […]
March 24, 2022

BREAKING … Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and First Amendment Coalition File Brief Attacking University of California’s Appeal of Its Loss in Public Records Act Case Involving Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First Amendment Coalition have filed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief in response […]
March 16, 2022

There’s a Smoking Gun in ‘Private Citizen’ Pennsylvania District Attorney James Martin’s Harassment Suit Against a Critic – If Only the Regional News Media Would Cover It

PREVIOUSLY: “How Jimmy Snuka Got Away With Murder. How the Allentown Morning Call Helped Cover Up the Historical and Ongoing Corruption in Lehigh County Criminal Justice. […]
March 15, 2022

Football’s Heat Waves — Exertional Heatstroke Deaths — Aren’t Faking Us Out

by Irvin Muchnick   There is the social critique of football – the overwhelming evidence, in my view, that this sport is a hazard to public […]
March 7, 2022

UC’s Overreaching California Public Records Act Appeal Only Highlights Its Two-Pronged Cover-Up of Ted Agu’s 2014 Football Conditioning Drill Death

PREVIOUSLY: “Football’s unknown epidemic: When Black players die suddenly, the cover-up begins,” Salon, November 13, 2021, https://www.salon.com/2021/11/13/footballs-unknown-epidemic-when-black-players-suddenly-the-cover-up-begins/ “Concussion Inc.’s Brief Defending Against the University of California’s […]
March 4, 2022

Concussion Inc.’s Brief Defending Against the University of California’s Appeal of Our Public Records Act Victory in the Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up Was Filed — Here Are Extended Excerpts

Appellate law specialist John Derrick today filed with California’s 1st District Court of Appeal our brief in response to the University of California Regents’ appeal of […]
Concussion Inc. - Author Irvin Muchnick