So at the last minute Sheriff Joe throws in the documents demanded by the Court Monitor in the Melendres case (not really as a distraction) but at the same time files a Writ of Mandamus with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to have Judge Snow removed. Thanks to Stephen Lemons of the Phoenix New Time via Twitter:
.@RealSheriffJoe emergency meeting a bit of a dud. Joe’s lawyer Iafrate turned over requested docs last min. Writ of mandamus 2 9th filed.
— Stephen Lemons (@stephenlemons) August 7, 2015
Here’s the brief for the Circuit Court. Same old, same old except now they want the entire contempt proceeding vacated.