King et al v. Whitmer et al

Filing 156

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 151 Motion for Order to Show Cause. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (AFla)

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Case 2:20-cv-13134-LVP-RSW ECF No. 156, PageID.5301 Filed 07/15/21 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION TIMOTHY KING, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Case No. 20-13134 Honorable Linda V. Parker GRETCHEN WHITMER, et al., Defendants, and CITY OF DETROIT, DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE and MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, and ROBERT DAVIS, Intervenor-Defendants. ______________________________/ ORDER Presently before the Court is a Motion for Order to Show Cause Why Attorney Lin Wood Should Not be Held in Criminal Contempt for Violating Local Rule 83.32(d)(3) and (e)(2). (ECF No. 151.) On the morning of July 12, 2021, the Court held a virtual hearing regarding three pending motions for sanctions. “[W]ithin hours of the close of those proceedings,” it appears L. Lin Wood “posted a video snippet on his more than 840,000-follower” social media account. (Id. at Pg ID 5271 (citations omitted).) Case 2:20-cv-13134-LVP-RSW ECF No. 156, PageID.5302 Filed 07/15/21 Page 2 of 2 Eastern District of Michigan Local Rule 83.32(e)(2) prohibits “the . . . broadcasting of Judicial Proceedings by radio or television or other means.” The movant notes that violators may be held in criminal contempt of court and disciplined in accordance with Local Rule 83.22, and requests that the Court consider the former. (ECF No. 151 at Pg ID 5772-73 (citing E.D. Mich. L.R. 83.32(g)(1), (3)).) The Court declines but will consider the latter. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the Motion for Order to Show Cause Why Attorney Lin Wood Should Not be Held in Criminal Contempt for Violating Local Rule 83.32(d)(3) and (e)(2) (ECF No. 151) is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that L. Lin Wood shall show cause, in writing, by July 22, 2021, why he should not be disciplined in accordance with Local Rule 83.22(d) for “broadcasting” the proceeding on social media in violation of Local Rule 83.32(e)(2). IT IS SO ORDERED. s/ Linda V. Parker LINDA V. PARKER U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: July 15, 2021 2

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