This will be a very brief update simply to pass along news.
As previously noted in articles both on our Spiritswander Blog and in places like Portland Business Journal, the Roloffs basically lost their case vs Washington County in the trespassing case. In the original lawsuit, most of the case was dismissed and then both sides reached an agreement.
However, the Roloffs appealed the decision. The Portland Business Journal had a few articles which were linked by Matt Roloff on his Facebook Fan Page about the Roloffs appealing the case.
The appeal has been heard and there has been a ruling.
The Roloffs lost the appeal on all counts including the part that involves this blog. Part of their stated reason for appealing was that the original judge (Judge Mosman) granted Spiritswander's Motion To Quash the Subpoena the Roloffs filed demanding that the personal and private information of myself and every person that has ever posted a comment on this blog be handed over to Matt and Amy Roloff. Matt posted on Facebook (and linked to his twitter at the time) that his act of subpoenaing Google was perhaps the "funnest" thing Matt had ever done in his life. The appeal court upheld the original ruling about the value of anonymous online speech outweighing the Roloffs need for discovery.
That's about all I can say say about the documents in the appeal because it says it is not for publication. If you are interested, it is available on the pacer website if you care to search for the case and spend the few cents it takes to access the documents.
People have been inquiring over the past several months so we are simply informing everyone of the decision. The appeal has been heard and the Roloffs lost.
I would like to once again thank everyone who offered their various forms of support to the Spiritiswander Blog throughout the entire process.