OK, a little late from Phoenix. From the status conference today in the Melendres case:
- Larry Klayman did not appear, and Judge Snow did not rule on his pro hac vice application. Klayman is given until the next status conference, August 10, 2015, to answer questions from the Court.
- The Court Monitors are making arrangements for 20 interviews.
- One of the hard drives that was supposed to be turned over to the court is in possession of Chief Knight (since last April), who had done some copying from it. The judge ordered that the original hard drive be turned over that in the mean time that it not be connected to anything (where it could be altered).
- Parties may stipulate that the 50 hard drives are junk to save time.
- Now we learn there are 3 binders full of something that Detective Mickiewicz gave Chief Knight also.
- If there is a basis for criminal contempt or criminal referral, it will be made to the U. S. Attorney and the U. S. District Court.
- ACLU attorney Wang believes that there are new grounds for civil and criminal contempt. A Friday meeting at MCSO a week prior to the IDs and hard drives being seized by U. S. Marshals could be a violation of the Judge’s orders.
- Former Arpaio attorney Tim Casey will be deposed and prefers that Judge Snow is present.
- There was a sealed portion of the status conference at the end.
- Judge Snow ordered a bunch of stuff to be turned over–read his order for details.