I read the statement, and I can't figure out why Groklaw is shutting down.
Discourse about FOSS should not have to be encrypted.
This is stupid.
Precisely. This whole thing seems a bit dramatic. Groklaw was not political. Its work was based as far as I can tell on discussion of public events, and wasn't collecting or leaking or discussing anything that wasn't already in the open. So, while I'm as outraged as the next guy about the constant ubiquitous surveillance state, I don't see how it prevents the work that Groklaw was doing. We can't just stop having public discourse about public issues.
There are still ways to keep private conversations private, so do that as necessary.