Dawg has the details. But, as to the reason given by the AG's rep for NOT going forward the first time, that he "was afraid Levant would make a big noise about [the charges]", I frankly think not. That's because, for one thing, Ezra's career is on the line. Nobody in broadcasting will hire a guy with a hate-speech conviction. Ezra will grovel and beg and eat sand if that's what it takes to wriggle out of something like this. And, for another thing, Ezra's preferred style of noise making--smear everyone left, right, and center--has left him with facing a long series of defamation suits. I doubt he can afford to slander anyone else. Especially not more lawyers and a few investigating police officers. Thirdly, I think those in the press that were eager enough to rally behind Ezra in his crusade against HRCs will finally abandon him, having had a chance to watch him perform at The Sun News Network for two years. While they've complained mightily about the recent SCC ruling against Bill Whatcott, they haven't really gone to the wall for Ezra this time out. Perhaps they are thinking: fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.