So, did BATF make a false representation in court? Is there a legal penalty for that? Should there not at least be a contempt of court charge against their attorney, and any and all parties complicit in this false representation?
That is my take on it. I can pretty much guarantee that the ATF will say that it was a bureaucratic snafu, they are so sorry, it will never happen again... while at the same time insisting that the licensee have their license revoked because it is all so important that it be done *right now*.
I would love to believe that the judge would have the guts to hold them in contempt, but the ATF and the federal law enforcement agencies strike fear into many hearts.