A few morning-after thoughts. One of the big questions surrounding the whole Levant/Vigna affair has always been: what upset Vigna that day back in 2007? As you recall (because you are as obsessed by this stuff as I am, obviously), Vigna was participating in one of the Warman vs. Lemire hearings on behalf of the CHRC when, on the morning of May 11th, he told chairperson Athanasios D. Hadjis that he could not continue. It has occasionally been intimated that he saw the quality of Lemire's evidence and decided that discretion was the greater part of valour, but what actually happened is made clear from the Vigna v. Levant decision:
So a number of white nationalists, we may assume, associated with the Lemire camp, we may assume, threatened Vigna and thugged it up with some of the hearing's security staff. That would be enough to upset anyone, I should think. And, just as a aside, these facts came up during the trial but, oddly enough, Terrence Watson didn't mention them in his article on the topic. That must have been one the places where Terrence lost interest.
And another interesting thing. Take a look at this:
As truewest pointed out, Vigna represented himself, and Ezra still lost. That's gotta sting. And not good news for any of his co-defendents in the other cases.