King et al v. Whitmer et al
ORDER granting in part and denying in part 151 Motion for Order to Show Cause. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (AFla)
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
TIMOTHY KING, et al.,
Case No. 20-13134
Honorable Linda V. Parker
GRETCHEN WHITMER, et al.,
CITY OF DETROIT,
COMMITTEE and MICHIGAN
DEMOCRATIC PARTY, and
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.
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
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
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