UPDATE #3: The Cook camp reports the Court of Appeals has stayed any action by the lower court until the Court of Appeals reaches a ruling on the matter.
UPDATE#2: I’m bumping this post to the top of the page with this update. The OC Register ran an editorial on 3/25/08 about Schroeder’s fishing trip. My favorite part is the Editorial’s tagline, “GOP activists launch a frivolous lawsuit against a Democratic candidate”.
You’ve gotta love it when the Register agrees with us “liberals.” As Steven Greenhut continually reminds me, Libertarians do not always agree with the Reeps.
Originally posted 3/24/08 – In the continuing saga of GOP Dark Lord Mike Schroeder’s frivolous lawsuit against Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook over her “legal” ballot designation, I think we’re looking at least at strike one for Mike.
Mayor Cook was scheduled to be deposed by Schroeder today at noon. That appears to not have happened as Debbie is at a DFOC luncheon as originally scheduled. I don’t have the details as to whether the deposition was delayed or ordered not to happen by the Court of Appeals.
It could have been a really short deposition, but I doubt it.
UPDATE: Debbie gave a great speech at a packed room in Irvine at the Caspian Restaurant. The crowd was energized by her address on the greening of HB and her leadership on environmental issues.
And it looks like the Secretary of State’s office has ruled and Debbie gets to keep her title of Mayor for a ballot designation. See this link and go page 67.
It’s clear to me that Schroeder has filed his frivolous lawsuit in order to facilitate a fishing expedition, in hopes of finding something to use against Mayor Cook in the general election should she win the June primary. This certainly makes Mike Schroeder the poster-boy for lawsuit abuse. His attempts to use our legal system as a tool to drain the resources of his political opponents is disgusting. When will a judge slap him with a stiff fine for wasting the court’s time?