In the Orange County Superior Court in California, Reliable Source reporting for The Fogbow:
Court did not convene until 1:44 p.m. It is believed that Judge Margines was reviewing the opposition papers submitted by Mssrs. Ritt and Botterud when the doors opened at 1:30. Mr. Ritt served Taitz with the paperwork in the courtroom. While waiting for the judge to take the bench, Taitz approached Mr. Botterud to ask, “If the judge grants this motion to compel today, do you have the documents with you?” An obviously amused Mr. Botterud replied “no” and Taitz asked “do they even exist?”. Mr. Ritt stated “we not going to answer that question” and Taitz took a seat.
The judge took the bench, greeted the crowd, the crowd greeted him and immediately thereafter, Dr. Taitz’ cell phone rang. There was no comment by court personnel on this development.
Another ex parte matter was called first and the judge ripped the moving party a new one. Mr. Botterud and Reliable Source both appeared to take this as a positive sign, judging by looks exchanged. Taitz was too consumed in the opposition papers to take note of the demeanor of the judge.
That was probably not necessary anyway, as this is the 3rd time in the last week that she has appeared in his courtroom.
When the case was called Judge Margines began to summarize the posture of the case. During this, Taitz was busy shuffling random paperwork, notebooks and her purse around counsel table. This time she was on the correct side as Mr. Ritt took his position first. The judge stated that he “had some thoughts on this application” and that many of those issues were also raised in the opposition:
*No proof of service
*Exclusive method to obtain 3rd party information is by subpoena
*The subpoena was served after the motion to compel was filed and served improperly
*There was no notice to the “consumer” under California CCP 1985 or 1987
*Taitz argument should address the request for sanctions, which the court is contemplating imposing