Earlier this month, Steptoe & Johnson, the law firm representing the National Review and its writer, Mark Steyn, withdrew as Steyn’s counsel. According to two sources with inside knowledge, it also plans to drop the National Review as a client.Steyn says his manager was misquoted., that it was his decision to fire his lawyers, that he's still banking on the notion that claims of fraud are "free speech," and that he isn't very impressed with the American justice system, all in your typical Steynese.
The lawyers’ withdrawal came shortly after Steyn—a prominent conservative pundit, who regularly fills in as host of Rush Limbaugh's radio show—publicly attacked the former judge in the case, Natalia Combs Greene, accusing her of "stupidity" and "staggering" incompetence. Mann’s attorney, John B. Williams, suspects this is no coincidence. "Any lawyer would be taken aback if their client said such things about the judge," he says. "That may well be why Steptoe withdrew."
Steyn's manager, Melissa Howes, acknowledged that his commentary "did not go over well with the judge." But Steyn maintains it was his decision to part ways with his attorneys.
Do you ever get the impression that the biggest fan of Mark Steyn's verbiage is Mark Steyn? Like for a lot of political writers, especially on (but not limited to) the right, his work seems mostly a matter of how many people he can insult, and how clever he can be while doing it. Like this -- which demonstrates not an iota of understanding about climate science, the Climate Research scandal, or the Climategate emails.
At this rate, all Steyn has to do it keep commenting on the case, and it will be over in short-order. It would save everyone money on lawyer's fees....