Jeffers et al v. Beebe et al

Filing 33

ORDER granting pltfs' 29 Motion for Discovery to Depose Party Opponents. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 3/7/12. (vjt)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HELENA DIVISION FUTURE MAE JEFFERS; MARY JEFFERS; HENRY PEACOCK; SHIRLEY HARVELL; REV. RONALD WILLIAMS; PEGGY R. WRIGHT; LAURA LOVE; FRANK SHAW; C.W. CAMPBELL; LEO CHITMAN; ETTA CAMPBELL; PLEZ LUCAS; VICKIE ROBERTSON; JOSEPH PERRY; ELBERT SMITH; SANDRA BAGLEY; NIKKI DISMUKE; ALICE W. VALLEY; LAKETHA BROWN FLUKER; KATRINA HARRELL; CHESTER HARRELL; EDDIE O’NEAL; CHRISTOPHER FRANKLIN; and JACK BERNARD CRUMBLY v. PLAINTIFFS No. 2:12CV00016 JLH MIKE BEEBE, in his capacity as Governor of Arkansas and Chairman of the Arkansas Board of Apportionment; MARK MARTIN, in his capacity as Secretary of State of Arkansas and as a member of the Arkansas Board of Apportionment; DUSTIN MCDANIEL, in his capacity as Attorney General of Arkansas and a member of the Arkansas Board of Apportionment; and ARKANSAS BOARD OF APPORTIONMENT DEFENDANTS ORDER The plaintiffs filed a motion for leave to depose party opponents in which they say that Governor Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel refused to sit for a deposition and asked for an order requiring them to do so. Beebe and McDaniel have responded and have stated that they will not assert a testimonial privilege or legislative immunity and will sit for a deposition. Therefore, without objection, the motion for discovery is GRANTED. Document #29. IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of March, 2012. J. LEON HOLMES UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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