For John, BLUF: I hope the City will do this for me if the License Commission is taken to court. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from The Orange County Weekly. The Reporter is Mr Scott Moxley and the Dateline is 6 January 2017.
Here is the sub-headline:
Using taxpayer funds, government officials in Orange County have spent the last 16 years arguing the most absurd legal proposition in the entire nation: How could social workers have known it was wrong to lie, falsify records and hide exculpatory evidence in 2000 so that a judge would forcibly take two young daughters from their mother for six-and-a-half years?Here is the lede plus one:
From the you-can't-make-up-this-crap file, county officials are paying Lynberg & Watkins, a private Southern California law firm specializing in defending cops in excessive force lawsuits, untold sums to claim the social workers couldn't have "clearly" known that dishonesty wasn't acceptable in court and, as a back up, even if they did know, they should enjoy immunity for their misdeeds because they were government employees.If you go to the link you will see the exchange between the lawyers.
A panel at the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week ruled on Orange County's appeal of federal judge Josephine L. Staton's refusal last year to grant immunity to the bureaucrats in Preslie Hardwick v. County of Orange, a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages. In short, judges Stephen S. Trott, John B. Owens and Michelle T. Friedland were not amused. They affirmed Staton's decision.
And note that this goes back to 2000. That would be back sixteen (16) years. One wonders if the bureaucrats have now learned to tell the truth?
And people wonder why Mr Trump won?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff