As McHenry County Blog has been running what was said in Rockford Federal Magistrate P. Michael Mahoney’s courtroom on December 15th, some are probably wondering when they will be able to read the transcript of McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman.
That seems to be an important thing over which both Zane Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz and Keith Nygren’s attorney James Sotos are jousting.
At the hearing, I thought I heard the judge say he would make a decision on whether the deposition would be sealed or not within a week.
Since it’s been more than a week since the 15th, I called the Federal District Court’s Clerk’s Office to see if a ruling had been filed.
What I found was that the two attorney’s were supposed to give the judge case law on the issue by the 22nd, but have not yet done so.
So, readers will have to be satisfied with references to the contents of the deposition.
Consider such references garnishments to the beef in the sworn deposition.
While us ordinary folk will have to wait (and maybe never get to see it), I would imagine any prosecutor could obtain a copy of that part of the deposition that has already been taken, plus the rest of it when it is complete.
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Further clarification leads me to believe that Sotos had seven working days to file his reasons why the deposition should be sealed after which Horwitz would have seven working days to reply. And then the judge would decide. So, we are obviously into January before there will be a ruling.