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Stay in Melendres

Here’s the telegraphic version of today’s status conference in Melendres v. Arpaio:

Motion to disqualify judge Snow by criminal attorney for Arpaio. Judge issues stay of proceedings until motion has been reviewed by parties and judge.  Snow reserves right for clarification from defense. Snow may add oral argument. Hearing dates in June to be maintained. Arpaio criminal defense attorney objects to entire inquiry by Judge Snow and the unbridled authority of the court appointed monitors.

 

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24 Responses to Stay in Melendres

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    Curious George May 22, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

    It looks like those pesky court monitors are playing havoc with Shurf Joke and putting a real crimp in his style. As the saying goes, “Follow the money!”

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    The Magic M (not logged in) May 23, 2015 at 3:35 am #

    High profile criminal case 101.
    I’ve seen criminal cases where the defendants’ lawyers filed three motions to disqualify in every hearing. Though that’s usually done to increase workload for the legal system to bully it into a settlement (confession in exchange for easy let-off).

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    john May 23, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    “Hearing dates in June to be maintained.”

    On the day of the hearing, Arpaio just has to get a skunk and have his himself and his whole legal be sprayed throughly. Arpaio can claim a skunk got loose and sprayed everyone and the hearing will have to be postponed until everyone is removed from the smell…could take a couple of days.

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    Reality Check May 23, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    What a great suggestion john! I say go for it. You could do it at home in sympathy for your beloved Shurf Joe.

    john: On the day of the hearing, Arpaio just has to get a skunk and have his himself and his whole legal be sprayed throughly.

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    Dave B. May 23, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    He’ll have to find a skunk with no sense of professional courtesy.

    john:
    “Hearing dates in June to be maintained.”

    On the day of the hearing, Arpaio just has to get a skunk and have his himself and his whole legal be sprayed throughly.Arpaio can claim a skunk got loose and sprayed everyone and the hearing will have to be postponed until everyone is removed from the smell…could take a couple of days.

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    Punchmaster via Mobile May 23, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    john:

    On the day of the hearing, Arpaio just has to get a skunk and have his himself and his whole legal be sprayed throughly.

    This is like something my oldest daughter would say. She’s five, john. What’s your excuse?

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    Reality Check May 23, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Remember this is john we are dealing with. He is the same guy who said he would melt down a Medal of Honor winner’s medal because he dared testify truthfully against Lakin.

    Punchmaster via Mobile: This is like something my oldest daughter would say. She’s five, john. What’s your excuse?

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    Krosis May 23, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    I think that john’s suggestion would be a brilliant tactical maneuver on the part of America’s Toughest Sheriff ™. Why are people mocking it?

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    Jim May 23, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    john:
    “Hearing dates in June to be maintained.”
    On the day of the hearing, Arpaio just has to get a skunk and have his himself and his whole legal be sprayed throughly…

    What are you talking about john? That’s what they did yesterday…and as soon as Judge Snow removes that pile of stinking garbage from his courtroom we can get back to what’s really important,

    Crucifying your savior at the altar of democracy.

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    Pete May 23, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    john:
    On the day of the hearing, Arpaio just has to get a skunk and have his himself and his whole legal be sprayed throughly.

    It’s a nice suggestion, john, but I don’t think it’ll improve Arpaio’s smell any.

    Instead of doing that, he should probably do some major scrubbing. However, he’s so dirty (figuratively speaking) I doubt that will help.

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    Curious George May 23, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    john
    May 23, 2015

    “On the day of the hearing, Arpaio just has to get a skunk and have his himself and his whole legal be sprayed throughly. Arpaio can claim a skunk got loose and sprayed everyone and the hearing will have to be postponed until everyone is removed from the smell…could take a couple of days.”

    John, what grade level did you complete? You are such a troll. Talking about skunks, I’m told that Arpaio didn’t have the guts to appear at the status conference yesterday while his defense attorney did the dirty deed against Judge Snow. I’ll bet Arpaio was back at his office curled up in a ball hiding under his desk. “America’s toughest sheriff”? Only John would believe it.

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    OllieOxenFree May 23, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    “Remember this is john we are dealing with. He is the same guy who said he would melt down a Medal of Honor winner’s medal because he dared testify truthfully against Lakin.”

    And don’t forget his belief that shooting women and children at border crossings is all in the name of protecting who we are as Americans… which apparently we are the kind of Americans that shoot women and children.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater May 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    john:
    “Hearing dates in June to be maintained.”

    On the day of the hearing, Arpaio just has to get a skunk and have his himself and his whole legal be sprayed throughly.Arpaio can claim a skunk got loose and sprayed everyone and the hearing will have to be postponed until everyone is removed from the smell…could take a couple of days.

    Why not just suggest that arpaio has the courtroom murdered to delay the process. Or he could smear peanut butter in his underwater and eat it in court so they think he’s crazy

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG May 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Why not just suggest that arpaio has the courtroom murdered to delay the process. Or he could smear peanut butter in his underwater and eat it in court so they think he’s crazy

    Since when did Shurfjoke become Nick Nolte? 😉

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    Reality Check May 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    Wow, I missed that one. It fits with what I have observed in the past that the Birthers don’t give a crap about the Constitution they claim to love.

    OllieOxenFree: And don’t forget his belief that shooting women and children at border crossings is all in the name of protecting who we are as Americans… which apparently we are the kind of Americans that shoot women and children.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG May 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    Reality Check:
    Wow, I missed that one. It fits with what I have observed in the past that the Birthers don’t give a crap about the Constitution they claim to love.

    That’s our demented little john all right.

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    Curious George May 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG,

    “That’s our demented little john all right.”

    Go to the corner little Johnny.

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    OllieOxenFree May 23, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

    Reality Check: Wow, I missed that one. It fits with what I have observed in the past that the Birthers don’t give a crap about the Constitution they claim to love.

    It was part of a conversation in which john stated that he supported a “deadline,” to protect our borders.

    john: “I for one would support a 1 to 2 mile deadline on either side of the border. Unless you entering from any heavily guarded checkpoint, you will be shot on sight, no questions asked; its a deadline”

    I stated: ‘That would be great foreign publicity for the U.S. A picture of a bullet ridden woman and child lying on the ground with the headlines, “Mother and Child Shot Dead by Border Guard While Trying to Cross U.S. ‘Deadline.’”’

    He responded, “Yes, it does sound crazy but unless the drastic measures are taken, the problem will never be solved.”

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    Joey May 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    For the first time EVER I learned something valuable from reading BirtherReport! One of the Gerbils over there posted a link to a Phoenix New Times article which stated that there had been a previous recusal by Judge Mary Murguia in Melendres v Arpaio, in 2009 and there is a possibility that because of that recusal, Judge Snow will have to go forward with hearing the case. One recusal per trial? Anybody know if that is a thng?

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    JPotter May 24, 2015 at 5:15 am #

    Joey: One recusal per trial? Anybody know if that is a thng?

    Why would it be? Makes very little sense. If a second judge recuses himself, the case is immediately dropped? Is that the illogic at play? Or that if a judge who should have recused themselves is “forced” to hear a case by this imaginary rule, then it becomes the defendant’s “instant win on appeal” card?

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/455

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    donna May 24, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    Here is Snow’s order, filed Friday afternoon:

    In light of the Motion for Recusal or Motion to Disqualify filed this morning,

    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED vacating the Status Conferences set for May 29, June 5 and June 12, 2015. The Court shall issue no further orders until the Motion is fully briefed and/or a ruling has been issued.

    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED directing the parties to continue to hold the dates in June for the continued civil contempt hearings or for discovery, until further notice of the Court.

    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED directing the parties to inform the Court of their intention to file responses to the Motion on or before May 29, 2015 and submit a joint expedited schedule for responses and/or replies.

    Dated this 22nd day of May, 2015.

    Honorable G. Murray Snow

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    Joey May 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    JPotter: Why would it be? Makes very little sense. If a second judge recuses himself, the case is immediately dropped? Is that the illogic at play? Or that if a judge who should have recused themselves is “forced” to hear a case by this imaginary rule, then it becomes the defendant’s “instant win on appeal” card?

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/455

    Yeah, that makes sense.
    I was thinking that where it is solely within a judge’s purview (sua sponte) whether to disqualify him or herself or not, the fact that a party had already requested and received a recusal from a previous judge might tip the balance.
    It could be illegal/unethical “judge-shopping” to keep filing recusal/disqualification motions until a party gets the judge they want.

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    The Magic M (not logged in) May 25, 2015 at 5:25 am #

    OllieOxenFree: john: “I for one would support a 1 to 2 mile deadline on either side of the border. Unless you entering from any heavily guarded checkpoint, you will be shot on sight, no questions asked; its a deadline”

    If such a thing were ever suggested by anyone else, RWNJ’s would immediately claim the police state would like to keep people *in*, not out. Country = prison. Think North Korea or former German Democratic Republic.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 25, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    The Arizona Republic Newspaper has come out strongly against Arpaio’s move to disqualify the judge in an editorial last Friday:

    “Our View: Arpaio’s using cheap tricks to undermine the court process. He can’t get away with it. Not this time.”

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/editorial/2015/05/22/snow-job-let-arpaio-get-away/27809317/