Are you listening?
By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric
Late yesterday, Thomas K. Coan, the attorney for jailed internet talk show host, Pete Santilli, filed a motion ex parte on his clients behalf. The motion is under seal. There is no time stamp on the filing.
In general, ex parte is a legal proceeding brought by one in the absence of and without representation or notification of other parties. Meaning, this is not disclosed to the prosecutors nor Santilli’s co-defendants while under seal if the judge grants the motion.
According to Wiki,
Ex parte is most often used [on a temporary basis] when there is a presumed or perceived imminent or ongoing harm or danger, in order to protect the one filing.
According to Law.com,
Ex parte matters are usually temporary orders (like a restraining…
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