Republican candidate Mark Fisher will have his day in court, as a scheduling order was issued on Suffolk Superior Court Civil Action NO. 14-1072A:
May 2nd is the deadline for THE MASSACHUSETTS REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE et al. (Kirsten Hughes, Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party, and Robert Cunningham, Executive Director fo the Massachusetts Republican Party), to answer the court on certain inquires. Mark Fisher will have until May 9th to respond to such answers. May will be consumed by up to 7 depositions up to 2 hours each, and the Final Trial Conference will take place at 2:00 P.M. on June 12, 2014.
Tally sheets will remain confidential. All activities in the Phase 1 proceedings “shall be limited to the time period form the time of the roll call to the time when the defendant’s final count was announced.
(Basically, this focuses on a review of the tally sheets and “inquire of persons participating in post-roll call events alleged in the complaint.” This appears to eliminate pre-roll call vote tampering allegations, for example, when one delegate states that he was marked as voting, was not present to vote, but a state committee person out loud said how the missing person would be marked for voting, and this comment was responded to by a very well known political activist, in front of many. But, it appears, this false voting, even with witnesses available to testify, may not be included in this phase of the trail…then again, if the focus of activities can get to the basics of RULES AND MATH, that will be amazing and hopefully fair. Court appears to be well informed and most knowledgeable and concerned to do this right, however it turns out. Right is right.