You will never believe what happened in court today.
They argued before an appellate panel of three judges: Judge Ralph Winter, Judge Marina Corodemus (a potential SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States) nomination), and Judge John Walker (all Yale law school grads). Of course, Ms. Gallop’s attorneys filed for dismissal of Judge John Walker, which was denied. Clearly, they do not care that the judge hearing the case suing the former Vice President is the former President’s cousin. Ms. Gallop’s attorney’s then made a motion for an appellate review of their decision to keep Judge Walker on the case, which was also denied. And the whole time in court, the arguments of Ms. Gallop’s attorneys were completely ignored and instead were questioned with very demeaning inquiries by the judges, such as:
Do you even have a law degree?
From what law school?
Are you licensed to practice in the 2nd Circuit?
Have you ever represented a client in the 2nd Circuit? etc.
Ms. Gallop’s attorneys plan to file a petition for a re-hearing en banc to appeal to all judges in the case to agree to accept the case. If that gets denied, they will file Cert with with SCOTUS, which will probably also be denied.
I’ve got to say, I’m rather disappointed in our legal system today. But it definitely makes for a very controversial and interesting topic discussion.
Attorney William Veale, co-counsel for April Gallop
2033 North Main Street, #1060Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Civil Rights Attorney Dennis Cunningham, co-counsel for April Gallop36 Plaza Street Brooklyn, NY 10238
From April’s Attorney, William Veale (and off of the website http://www.centerfor911justice.org):
On March 15th, 2010, Judge Denny Chin dismissed with prejudice the case of Gallop v. Cheney, et. al., ruling that the Complaint was frivolous and based on “cynical delusion and fantasy.” The full text is posted under “News” on this site. Anyone who has followed the case and supported the Center’s efforts in this matter deserves a response to Judge Chin’s decision. It follows.