UT Supreme Court Orders on Motion to Strike et. al.


~ by FLDS TEXAS on February 15, 2010.

7 Responses to “UT Supreme Court Orders on Motion to Strike et. al.”

  1. Okay, Ron, lawyer translation please. The offer to allow the Twin Cities to present 3 minutes of oral arguments if the FLDS will allot them that time out of their own time for oral arguments seems a little snarky (although highly amusing). Am I reading this wrong?

    And when are the oral arguments supposed to take place?

    Thanks all!

  2. Wednesday, the 17th.

  3. if i’m reading this right, the justices are saying that they’ll decide what to consider and not consider and aren’t allowing the flds/willie/parker, et al to dictate to them.

  4. PT

    Yes, you’re reading it right, but generally that’s the way it works. Judges rule on evidence so they get to decide whether it’s relevant or not.


    I think the Utah Supreme Court clearly sees the twin cities as sockpuppets for the FLDS. That ruling certainly reflects their assessment of the alignment of the parties.

  5. Rebeckah,

    Typically in appellate proceedings, there are two sides, the appellee and the appellant (sort of like plaintiff / defendant). The court will allocate a certain amount of time for each side. Any other parties that want to intervene or argue do not get their own time, they have to share the time given to the main party. It will work the same way for the UEP/Utah AG side – they will have to split time also.

    So it is just normal procedure for the Twin Cities to have to take their time out of the FLDS allotment. I wouldn’t read anything into it.

    The other thing is that typically, the attorney making the argument will only get into his presentation for a couple of minutes before it turns into a question and answer session from the justices.

  6. Thanks Blues and Ron. So basically what the judge was saying is that the FLDS are the main party in this and the Twin Cities don’t get any special concessions. (Which is reasonable, given that the cities appear to be part of the FLDS anyway.)

    I’m really glad there are more hearings going on this month. Hopefully they’ll finally be able to start cutting through all of the obfuscation and legal paperwork the FLDS keep throwing at this mess and start clearing up a few points of law. I’d really like to know how the FLDS rank and file will respond when it finally becomes clear that they live in the United States of America and are subject to the same laws as the rest of us. If they want to suject themselves to more laws on top of that, good for them, but they don’t get a special pass on following the same laws as the rest of us. 🙂

  7. Oh, and thanks for the hearing date, Admin.

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