Re: Girls who delivered cookies will not have to pay fines
agent01413 at my-deja.com
Thu Feb 10 01:16:11 EST 2005
"Frog Prince" <devnull at spamcop.net> wrote in
news:cud82a$fl4$1 at news.spamcop.net:
>| And none of those reporters were in the courtroom for the trial.
>| Newspapers don't send reporters to cover small-claims cases. Those
>| stories are one-sided--the judge can't talk, the plaintiff isn't
>| talking. It's all from the girls' and their parents' points of view.
> There is no court record? In every SCC I've been involved with there
> is at least a tape of the proceedings that is public record. As to te
> plaintiff not talking is she under a gag order?
it is standard practice in Colorado small claims for the judge to ask the
parties if they are willing to waive the keeping of a record. That
precludes appeal. I was strictly warned by an attorney once never to waive
the keeping of a record. however, these girls may have been naive enough to
not anticipate that the judge was as nutty as the plaintiff.
"Some witty person in rec.arts.sf.composition (I forget who) called them
feral apostrophes. Untamed, unregulated, they roam the wastes of the
English language and pop up where lea'st expected."
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