VDARE 'Crucified' by New York Attorney General Letitia James

Chris Menahan
Apr. 01, 2024

The immigration restrictionists at VDARE say they're being "crucified" by New York Attorney General Letitia James' lawfare and may be forced to shut down their website after nearly 25 years in operation.

From VDARE, "IT IS FINISHED'—NYAG Letitia James Crucifies VDARE.com.":
VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow writes:

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."
Read VDARE's full appeal here.

Letitia James explicitly ran on politically persecuting former President Donald Trump and secured a $464 million judgment against him in February for "fraud" in a case with no clear victim. She also recently took down NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.

Trump has reportedly had to pay over $100 million in legal fees "fending off various investigations, indictments and his coming criminal trials," according to the NY Times.

The fact the "conservative" US Supreme Court hasn't intervened to shut down these witch hunts is an absolute disgrace.

The Republican Party, who should be screaming from the rooftops about James' naked political persecution of VDARE, is instead spending their time trying to get new hate crime legislation passed to shut down criticism of Israel.

The press conference they gave on the issue on Thursday has 71 views in total after four days -- so clearly there's tremendous demands from the public to address the issue!

Free speech is being killed in this country and though it's a bipartisan effort, the GOP is leading the charge.

We desperately need real opposition in America because most reps in the GOP are being paid to lose.

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