Urged by both the FTC and Trudeau to reconsider aspects of its August order, on November 4 Judge Gettleman amended the judgment to $37,616,161, the amount consumers paid in response to the deceptive infomercials. The judge also revised the three-year ban to prohibit Trudeau from “disseminating or assisting others in disseminating” any infomercial for any informational publication in which he has an interest. On December 11, the court denied Trudeau’s request to reconsider or stay this ruling.
“Judge Robert W. Gettleman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.”
He’s the same guy who wrote the following in his wonderful decision to ban Illinois’ mandatory moment of silence:
For all of these reasons the court concludes that the amendment has no clear secular purpose, and that the stated purpose is a sham.
I have a new mancrush.
(via Bad Astronomy)