The Art of the Appeal
GG: Hold tight for the writeup on Closing Statements – working on it this weekend! In the meantime, AOJ has some news.
Hey folks, AOJ here with a quick update on Monsanto’s Motion for Judicial Notice in the Johnson appeal. I recently wrote about my distinct displeasure with the Johnson letter writers’ private information going out on Twitter after Bayer posted the un-redacted motion in a press release. Earlier this week I wrote to the Appeals Court justices expressing my concerns.
I am happy to report that the motion was denied today. As for my concerns, the Appeals Court considered my letter but informed me in their ruling that my “request does not meet the requirements of California Rules of Court, rules 2.550 and 2.551, regarding confidential and sealed documents.”
Dang, I really should have taken that Intro to Rules of Court class as an elective when I was in art school.
Without further ado, here is my letter and the ruling on the motion: