PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANY ONE YOU FEEL MAY BE INTERESTED OR NEEDS TO KNOW THIS UPDATE INFO, especially Plaintiffs in YOUR COUNTY who do not show email addresses in the Complaint!
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AS OF MARCH 8, 2013:
ORAL HEARINGS ARE NOW SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 - 9.30AM
If you are planning to attend the oral arguments now set for 9.30am, Wednesday March 13, 2013 at the Albany Court House, we ask you to be well-dressed and respectful of the proceedings. There are no banners or signs permitted in the Court House and there can be no films or recordings of the proceedings without advance permission from the Judge.
If people want to gather outside the Court House, we would request a Silent Vigil. Perhaps a group of you will feel to organize this, (we do not have the time to do this with the demands of the case), as people are expressing interest in coming to Albany. In addition to our U.S. and N.Y. State flags, if there are signs used, we ask that ALL of them convey a single message: OBEY THE CONSTITUTION.
COURT PROCEEDINGS - INDEX 001232-13
On March 7, Plaintiff Schulz motioned the Court by letter, requesting 24 hours to submit a written response to the State's Reply on the Order to Show Cause, which is expected end of day Monday, March 11, 2013. Schulz also requested an oral hearing for Wednesday, March 13, 2013 given the fact that the majority of provisions in the NY Safe Act go into effect on Thursday, March, 14, 2013. Without that request, the Judge would likely have made the decision based on the written submissions.
MARCH 7 LETTER FROM PLAINTIFF SCHULZ TO COURT (SEE PHOTO)
On March 8, the Court responded, granting both requests.
MARCH 8 RESPONSE FROM COURT TO PLAINTIFF SCHULZ (SEE PHOTO)
There is to be a meeting with the Court to determine how best to communicate with the Plaintiffs involved with this case. We are working to put all Plaintiffs who have email addresses onto a CD which the Court and we can use for electronic filing and sending of all briefs and communiques.
It would be very helpful if someone from each County would step up now to be the "Plaintiff Leader." This person will be responsible for contacting all the Plaintiffs in their area, making sure they are kept informed and acting as the main point of contact between us and your County.
Please email [masked] if you are willing to volunteer to be the Plaintiff Leader. Be sure to tell me your County. Lewis County and Jefferson County are already underway with this process. In both cases, the Plaintiff Leader is the ongoing WTP-NY County Coordinator in those areas.
Director - State Coordinator
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