Monday, November 01, 2010

Prof. Nesson admitted pro hac vice in Capitol v Thomas-Rasset

In the Minnesota case Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset, law school professor Charles Nesson, who represents Joel Tenenbaum, in a Massachusetts case, has been admitted pro hac vice to assist in representing defendant. The defendant's lawyers are former students of his. I have been informed that the trial is scheduled to start tomorrow -- November 2nd [election day?!]

In addition,

-Prof. Nesson filed an amicus brief;
-the brief was rejected by the court due to no motion for leave to file having been made; and
-Prof. Nesson thereafter made a motion for leave to file.

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Marc W. Bourgeois said...

Yeah, trial on election day? I would have been interested in attending if I didn't have obligations as a chief election inspector in Wisconsin.

Anonymous said...

I know this is Federal court, but I'm pretty sure state court in Minnesota wouldn't have been held. For example, process cannot be served on Election Day in Minnesota, the Minnesota Constitution says that civil warrants cannot be executed on Election Day, etc. I don't know for sure whether jurors can be required to serve in state court on Election Day in Minnesota, but since employers are required by law to allow employees sufficient time off to vote, that would seem a logical extension.


raybeckerman said...

I deleted a comment for violation of my comment policies. It would have to be reworded to be accepted.