Friends of TABOR,
The trial testimony and arguments wrapped up on Tuesday, a day earlier than the time allotted. The “evidentiary” portion of the trial is complete. Our TABOR Foundation Executive Director, Bob Foland, was present for the morning’s proceedings and I for the afternoon’s. Our combined report follows.
Judge Michael Martinez expects both Plaintiffs (us) and Defendants to file post-trial briefs, and set a deadline 21 days out. When Mountain States Legal Foundation files that brief, we will be done with the trial. From that point, we will have to wait for the Judge’s ruling. Regarding another case involving a different judge, our lead attorney observed that he is waiting for a ruling a year later. We don’t know about Judge Martinez’s intentions or workload, so simply have no basis to give you an expected date; just that it probably won’t follow hard on the heels of the final briefs.
The early part of the morning was taken to complete testimony of Plaintiff’s last witness, the engineer from Florida. As is only fair, the Defense was given its full opportunity to cross-examine the witness. After that, it was Defendants’ turn to present its witnesses.
The first Defense witness was the contractor who handles or assists the Bridge Enterprise with management and administration. He explained how his firm had participated. Continue reading