Dear Friends of Wild Horses and Burros,
You are cordially invited to a most important event on behalf of the wild horses and burros. Our friends need a showing of our support in the San Francisco Courtroom No. 1 as Plaintiffs press on in this litigation.
Please mark your calendars. Dress is office casual, but rangewear will do in a pinch (please do clean your boots. :) )
When: January 11, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
Where: United States Courthouse (9th Circuit)
95 Seventh Street (Corner of 7th and Mission)
Courtroom No. 1
San Francisco, CA 94103
What: Twin Peaks litigation is pressing on, challenging the decision-making process that led to the removal of 1,639 wild horses and burros. This is vitally important litigation, and Rachel Fazio, Plaintiffs' attorney (that is, our attorney) feels strongly that a strong showing from the public is very important. I couldn't agree more.
The 9th Circuit hearing has been scheduled in the Twin Peaks case. The hearing date is January 11, 2011, 9 a.m. in Courtroom Number 1. There are five cases calendared beforehand, this case will probably not be heard before 10:30 a.m. However the panel can rearrange the order of the cases if they choose, so if you are planning to come you should arrive a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. and plan to stay until 12:30 p.m. Plaintiff's attorney is required to check in with the courtroom deputy by 8:30 a.m. (which I believe is when the courtroom will be open).
We are informed that Courtroom 1 is a large Courtroom, so there should be plenty of room for everyone to grab a seat. It is important that as many people as possible in support of our side be present. (We expect at least a dozen people from the Department of Justice and Bureau of Land Management to be present.)
Barbara is hopeful that everyone who is in California can make it (and if possible those who are not in California as well). Please let others who may be interested know. We will not be informed of who the Judges are until one week before the hearing (around the 4th of January).
There is a slight chance that Defendants may try to continue the hearing, but Plaintiff's attorney says she has yet to have that happen in a 9th Circuit case. Should anything come up, any appearances or times change, I will send out another email and let you know.
The Court house is located at 95 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (on the corner of 7th and Mission).
Let's pray for a panel of intelligent and fair Judges.
An RSVP would be appreciated but is not required to attend.
It would be nice to have an idea of the people planning to attend, so if you are planning to do so, please email Barbara Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbara is a coPlaintiff in this important litigation, and is the Director of DreamCatchers Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary.
For the wild horses and their sturdy burro friends,
Humane Advocate Observer