Tuesday’s federal court hearing centered largely on arguments between Democratic Party lawyer Chad Dunn and the leader of Oliver’s six-man defense team, Keith Gross, on whether the legal issues at hand should be heard in a federal court or a state court. After hearing 35 minutes of arguments, U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal said she will rule as quickly as she can on which court should consider the question.
First Assistant County Attorney Terry O’Rourke told Rosenthal the county’s “drop-dead” date for determining which candidates will appear on the ballot is Sept. 6, to allow time for legal elections processes to play out before the Nov. 6 vote.
That’s Thursday, so I presume we’ll at least get Judge Rosenthal’s ruling about jurisdiction today. Anyone want to make a guess about how this turns out?