Realist has posted a summary of the telephone conference in Orly v Democrat Party
Judge Wingate, who had scheduled a telephone conference all to rule on the pending motions, instead focused on Orly’s filing of what appears to be a motion, and delayed ruling to study these new allegations/information.
He also spent time on a poster at Orly’s who stated
Virgil E. Byrd
January 20th, 2014 @ 6:02 am
I spoke at some length to Henry at our once-a-year Yale Club (he was class of ’72 and I was ’70) get together in mid-December at the Clarion Hotel in Jackson about you and your shenanigans.
I advised him to throw the book at you. He laughed and told me I have nothing to worry about as “everything is proceeding on schedule. She won’t get away scot-free.” He added, “We’re making the b*tch squirm a little first.”
Orly was not impressed.
January 20th, 2014 @ 6:33 am
I do not believe any judge would say anything like that. I believe you are making this up to harass and intimidate me. I will ask Judge Wingate for a subpoena to internet providers seeking the name and address of all the individuals harassing me
The Judge took the allegation seriously and said he would be referring the matter to the Attorney General Office and would consider issuing a subpoena to identify said poster. Or at least, this is what Orly suggested. I can understand why the Judge would like to resolve these allegations as they attempt to impugn the credibility of a federal judge, even though Orly herself does not seem to believe the poster.
So, any rulings in this case will be delayed by at least 2 weeks for the defendants to reply to Orly’s ‘motion’ and then another week or two for Orly to file a rebuttal. After this, the Judge may schedule another hearing to rule on the pending motions, which may render the case moot, or the judge may wait until the identify of the poster is known, which could delay the matters by months, if not longer.
So, for those who were hoping on the case being resolved, we may have to wait until after President Obama has retired🙂