Friday, 8 January 2010

Judge harassement campaign - Did it happen? Sarah Palin is still silent. - UPDATE 3 - New video

It seems the judge harassement protest regarding the case Bristol v Levi for the custody of baby Tripp Johnston went ahead. It's difficult to tell how many people actually tried to ring the judges, but they appear to be busy e-mailing Gov Parnell.

This protest is not as popular as people think. The group Barracuda Brigade For Our American Girl! 2012 has 2,560 fans, but on the protest page there are more people NOT attending the event (the protest is listed as an event and people have to RSVP) than anything else.

There were only 144 confirmed "guests".

Jessica Beehive quit the protest, but the organizer of the event, Dave Smith, was scheduled to appear on the ever classy Eddie Burke show.

While these people are busy on Twitter, Facebook and appearing on talk radio, Granny Sarah Palin is still very quiet about it. Silence is consent, so they say...

The judges may have taken their phones off the hook, but Gov Parnell will be charmed with the increase in the number of e-mails in his inbox.

144 !

Celtic Diva has the latest update.



On a different note, we expect Granny Palin to throw a hissy fit if she watches this on Sunday.

Watch CBS News Videos Online

Palin had a reflexive tendency to refer to Biden as "O'Biden," Schmidt revealed. He says other people on the campaign staff came up with a solution. "It was multiple people -- and I wasn't one of them-- who all said at the same time, 'Just say, 'Can I call you Joe?'' which she did."

In fact, Palin did accidentally call the senator "O'Biden" once during the debate.

More on HuffPo.



Our regular legal contributor, Stephanie Esq, has given her opinion on the protest:

When one party or one parties' supporters/allies create disruptions to an ongoing legal process, the remedy is not to close that process to the public, but to deal with the people disrupting the process.

There is a constitutional right to attend open court proceedings in almost all instances. A very high treshhold has to be met by the party moving to close any open court proceeding.

In my opinion, whipping up a public frenzy that transparently seeks to pressure any court is not only incredibly misguided, but counter-productive. One abides by a trial court's rulings and never, but never, solicits outside pressure upon a court. There is a legal process for challenging final court orders: it's called an appeal, and it's reserved to the actual losing party in a case. Contacting the governor is nearly laughable in its sheer stupidity. It would be a crime for the executive branch, or anyone else, to interfere in a court proceeding and attempt to influence a judge.



Another taste of things to come this Sunday.

It gets better and better!

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