Skip to comments.SCOTUS Denies Request from D.C. Madam's Attorney to Release Info
Posted on 04/06/2016 12:12:31 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request from a lawyer who once represented a woman known as the "DC Madam" to release records from her famous escort service.
Those records include such sensitive information as customer names, Social Security numbers and addresses information the lawyer, Montgomery Blair Sibley, has said could affect the 2016 presidential election. The so-called DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey ran a high-priced escort service in the Washington D.C.-area for a number of years before her eventual conviction. She died in 2008.
Sibley wanted the Supreme Court to lift a lower court order, in place since 2007, that bars him from releasing any information about her records.
"Time is of the essence," Sibley wrote in his latest Supreme Court filing. "Given the significance of the upcoming political primaries and caucuses, in the looming Republican and Democratic conventions on July 18th and July 25th respectively, and given the impact of the presently sealed from the public record that this attorney seeks to release, upon those electoral deliberations, expedited resolution to this application is incumbent upon this court."
His application was directed to Chief Justice John Roberts, the justice assigned to emergency appeals from the Washington, D.C. area. Roberts denied it without seeking a response from any other party, a sign of how little merit Roberts found in the application.
Protecting Cruz. No surprise.
AIUI ... the SC didn’t deny it ... ROBERTS did.
It was probably denied because the Judge himself knows he is also in that blackbook.
Since when does anyone need permission from a court to release information, unless it would damage the country in some way?
What was the basis for the Appellate court sealing this info in the first place?
This moron thought his motion would be granted why? No wonder he was disbarred.
These guys were giving their SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS to a Madam?
O really???? I wonder if his name is in it? Gotta be some higher ups on that list to have him cover for them?
So release the information but without the SSN’s and addresses.
I want names!
you can bet when the Democrats want it released it will be
It’s under a restraining order.
Stop with the Trump-humping. Cruz was living in Texas at time. Perhaps look at your guy who openly bragged about sleeping with married women.
To protect Fat Cats from their indescretions.
When Cruz was Solicitor General, he often argued cases before the SC.
"Sibley wanted the Supreme Court to lift a lower court order, in place since 2007, that bars him from releasing any information about her records."
So...since about 2007.
He tried to have his motion granted before risking legal troubles.
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