Sisters and Brothers of Occupy Chicago:
Thank you to everybody who came down to the Daley Center this afternoon for the first hearing on the Motion To Dismiss. For those of you unable to attend, John Stainthorp and Tom Durkin did an excellent job arguing the Motion of behalf of all the defendants. However, due to several unresolved legal issues in the matter, the judge was not able to make a ruling on the Motion, and the hearing will now be continued for several more court dates. Here’s what we have scheduled going forth:
-TOMORROW, February 16th, we will return to Room 1307 of the Daley Center at 1:30PM to address issues pertaining to your bonds. This will have an important effect on your ability to travel out of state, or to remain “green” for future political actions, in addition to the impact it will have on this case. Your lawyer, or someone from the NLG, will contact you tomorrow evening to inform you of the judge’s decision.
-The City will have until February 29th to file their Motion to Strike Affidavits, to which we will have until March 14th to file a Response Memorandum, to which the City will have until March 28th to file their Reply Memorandum in turn. None of these dates involve a return to court, as this is just some procedural business.
-The hearing on the Motion To Strike Affidavits, which will involve us returning to court, is set for April 18th, again in Room 1307 at 1:30PM
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your attorney, or the National Lawyers Guild at www.nlgchicago.org.