Former Republican primary Sheriff’s candidate Zane Seipler’s attorney Schin Shah was in Judge Thomas A. Meyer’s courtroom yesterday morning.
Shah was seeking a trial date prior to the election for consideration of Seipler’s request that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate whether Sheriff Keith Nygren has used public resources to advance his political career.
While Assistant State’s Attorney Donald Leist said,
“If counsel wishes to do it today, I’m prepared to argue it today,”
the judge was not prepared for that.
“I could do it on October 19th,” Meyers replied.
“I’m leaving on vacation tomorrow,” Leisch said. “I could do it November 9th or 10t.”
Meyers countered with November 3rd or 4th.
“It’s all the same for me…as soon as possible.”
“Let’s go with the 3rd of November at 10 AM,” the judge decided.
That’s the day after this fall’s election.