The Governors headed to court again. Or is that courts?
- US Magistrate Robert McQuaid will be deciding if references to the Gibbons' divorce should be removed from the complaint by fired Gube staffer Mary Keating against Gibbers and a wife-mauling minion that she was wrongly discharged. Keating, not the wife. Gube lawyers claim that the divorce stuff is "irrelevant, impertinent and scandalous." Thought they were talking about the Gube, didn't ya? (AP)
- The Knappster smells divorce depositions in the air. Must be spring in Reno. "Our watchword for this week is "depositions," as in, formal, under-oath
testimony delivered in preparation for certain kinds of legal
proceedings, including, say, a divorce case. Sometimes, the most
interesting things pop up in depositions. Sure wish I had been a fly on
a certain wall up in Reno." (LVCL)
- Chrissy Mazzeo's lawyer got the go ahead from a judge to paw through Gube phone records and police reports about Jim's Night Out. But he doesn't get to depose the Guv until a bunch of motions to dismiss from the cover-up gang are settled. (Sun) A gleaning reader noted the odd last sentence to the piece: "A police investigation cleared Gibbons of wrongdoing." No. The police investigation, headed by one of the Guv's co-conspirators, merely concluded that the police were tired, cranky, and sick of taking Siggy's calls.
- In both the Mazzeo case and the Keating case, the Gube tried to worm his way out by claiming he was too busy to bother with the legal stuff. Bet he wishes he hadn't been so eager to dodge work by telling the Legislature that the budget is all theirs now. Kinda undermined his lawyers' point.