Hansen Out / Fawkes in Deep Doo Doo
One strong Note in Supremes Order is the Remand with a mandate for findings of fact and conclusions of law about whether Fawkes is in contempt.
This sets up 2 things:
(1) a Hearing/trial on her possible contempt
(2) a chance for Supremes to review the cotempt or non contempt order de novo
Allow me to explain how important this is as it is a legal subtly that is often missed by the lay person. When reading a Supremes opinion there is as much said between the lines as is said in the text itself. Here the Supremes repeatedly make reference to "collusion" between Chucky and Fawkes. They repeatedly note the failure of Fawkes to defend the District Court suit, the joint request for an injunction, the lack of adversity and so forth.
The supremes smell a rat. So the order fo findings of fact and legal conclusions = hearing/trial. Hearing/trial means depositions and investigation from Fawkes to Chucky and all of elections members, the Gov and the DOJ. This means give the court all communications, emails, texts etc.
The findings of fact and conclusions of law also means that if Bryan is not happy with what Brady does he can appeal and the Supremes will review the hearing and the record below de novo which means THEY the Supremes throw out what Brady did and review everything again to decide what is the right punishment for Fawkes. Thus not where Fawkes wants to be bc Supremes already unhappy with her.
SO more to come
For now chucky off for this election for sure.
Thanks, marunner, for taking time to post a simplified explanation. It will be interesting to see if anything happens because of the ruling.
You bet my pleasure. It will be interesting and fun to watch!
Anything to get the Hanson political crony tree removed from our team.
I think that your question is rhetorical right?
Can they order email communication related to Basil's Ottley's tax return's being hidden by Gomez? And texts etc that may explain why Gomez sat on the case since August waiting to run the clock down with the final explanation that the election is too close? Will any complaints against judges for sexual harassment be up for discovery?
And can Wilma be sent to jail if she colluded to keep Chucky on by accepting a case over which she did not have jurisdiction and from two non adversarial litigants? Will her emails and communications and phone calls be game? Can Wilma be deposed? Arrested? Brady himself too? I want blood. Figuratively.
It would be nice if all the wrongdoers in this matter were actually taken to task and justice was actually done. To include sanctions, fines and imprisonment for the gargantuan efforts of collusion that would be obvious to a 3rd grader that have been carried out, all in the efforts put forth by so many to keep criminal Hansen on the ballot.
I would like to know the total costs of all of this to the VI taxpayer.
The deafening silence of our present sitting senators is hard to miss!
Since she can still be written in, it may not have accomplished anything. We won't know until Nov 5, but since Board will be counting the write ins, it will be very interesting to see how they interpret the spelling and name variations of Alicia "Chucky" Hansen.