Thursday, October 3, 2013

Grammar and the Law is reporting today that Judge Meyer was told last Tuesday by Don Leist that the Office of (Illinois) State Public Defender is now acceptable to Sheriff Nygren and him in FEN's legal action to get Nygren to release Leist's 100-page "investigation" into Undersheriff Zinke's outrageous release of confidential DEA information to Brian Goode.

Confused yet?

What hitch could there possibly be?

How about this, for starters: "The principal function of the Office of the State Appellate Defender is to represent indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases when appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, the Appellate Court or the Circuit Court."

Is Nygren indigent? What's he doing with his $12,500/month salary?
is Leist indigent? Doesn't he earn about $100,000/year for being the Right Hand of Nygren?
Is this a "criminal" case? While perhaps it ought to be, it's not.
And there is no "appeal" to any court decision.

According to FEN, after a meeting in Judge Meyer's chambers, Leist told Judge Meyer that " ... Appellate Defender's representation would be acceptable 'by the Sheriff and I.'"

Huh? by the Sheriff and (by) whom???  Did he really say, " I"?

Leist must have been in Mrs. What's-her-name's third-grade class at Dean Street School a few years ago, when the teacher couldn't even get grammar.

I don't think anyone will be surprised tomorrow, when it turns out that the Illinois Appellate Defender's office won't represent Nygren and Leist.

And, when you read the Words of Leist, as reported by FEN, Leist didn't really say that the Appellate Defender's Office would represent them. What he said was that their representation would be acceptable to Nygren and him. That's not the same.

Maybe Judge Meyer should have been the one to call. Has the Appellate Defender's Office filed its Notice of Representation yet?

Round (Whatever? I've lost count) continues Friday morning, October 4, 9:30AM in Courtroom 201 at the McHenry County Government Center for Status, with a following court date on the calendar for Status-Attorney set for October 10, 9:30AM.

Judge Meyer ought to be getting really tired of the legal gymnastics being played out in front of him! He deserves kudos for keeping this on the front burner and for holding a tight leash on the obstructionists who are attempting to keep this case from reaching resolution. Thanks, Judge Meyer!

1 comment:

Haiduk said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you were given bad information. I'd be willing to be it's the State's Attorney's Appellate Prosecutor. No OSAD.