New Court Date for the RNC 8--Tuesday, February 2
The RNC 8 learned this week that Judge Teresa Warner has set the next court date for the eight: Tuesday, February 2 at 9am in room 131-B (that’s the big one) of Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul.
(Not mentioned in the scheduling order is the little-known procedure for hearings on Groundhog Day: if the prosecutor sees her shadow when she wakes up in the morning, she’ll burrow back into bed and the trial will have to wait another six months.)*
Warner seems to have set the entire day aside for the hearing, and judging from her order (PDF), she seems ready to plow through the remaining pretrial motions and set a date certain for trial. Whether all the remaining motions can be dealt with at this hearing is uncertain, however.
Stay tuned for what supporters can do, but for now, mark your calendars to attend the hearing part or all of the day on February 2. Thanks!
*fact is only true in Bob Fletcher’s bizarro feces-and-pee fun world