Originally Posted by Eluard
I'm curious to know what would make you say such a thing — are you claiming inside knowledge?
My hypothesis is Quinn is not an idiot.
Additionally here's some facts that some of you need to address, especially those who mention the Ex Parte clauses:
#1: "the United States district court is a public institution, and the working of litigation must be open to public view. Pretial submissions are a part of trial" Dkt. No. 1256.
#2: The court presiding in this case has told the parties involved "the whole trial is going to be open". It further added "unlike private materials unearthed during discovery judicial records are public documents almost by definition, and the public is entitled to access by default".
#3: California Rule of Professional Responsibility 5-120(B)(2) specifically permits attorneys involved in litigation to disclose "information in a public record".
#4: All the disclosed information was already contained in the public record as it was reported by the NY Times, LA Time, Huffington Post, and CNET.
#5: This type is disclosure has happened before, in Brendt v. Cal. Dep't of Corrections, 2004 WL 1774227, it was ruled that the "attorney's extra-judicial statements regarding statements regarding a pending case did not create a "substantial likelihood of material prejudice" in part because the information "is contained in the public record, and Ms. Price may freely state any information in the public record".
#6: The Ninth Circuit has held that "a statement of opinion based on fully disclosed facts can be punished only if the stated facts are themselves false and demeaning".
#7: In United States vs Stutton, it was deemed that "after the jury is selected [...] any serious and imminent threat to the administration of justice is limited because there is an almost invariable assumption of the law that jurors follow their instructions".
Would someone who has opposed my claims and requests for explanation care to address the points please? It seems to me the court wanted an open trial, well those appear to be the rules that govern an open trial in California.Edited by johndoe98 - 8/1/12 at 8:44pm