> In my discussions with lawyers on these topics, they have often
> expressed concerns about the "chatter" that comes with public
> disclosure of legal issues. They, at least, think it's something
> to be worried about.
Yeah, but I would point out that if lawyers had their way, no one would ever say (or type) anything. There may be valid concerns, but it's hard (for me at least) to separate the actual, plausible concerns from the lawyerly push to have everyone clam up on every topic, forever -- because it's far safer. Possibly true, but uninteresting in the extreme.