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Gloria Allred’s Worst Nightmare — Transcript released but her client’s still gagged (Epic Fail)
legal Insurrection ^ | Posted by William A. Jacobson Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:31am

Posted on 10/25/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT by Perdogg

Reports from inside the courtroom in Boston at which The Boston Globe is seeking access to Mitt Romney’s testimony in the divorce case of the founder of Staples indicate that the Judge will authorize the release of the transcript to The Globe, but will not lift the gag order on the parties to the divorce, including Gloria Allred’s Mormon-hating client, Maureen Sulivan.

Presumably that means that the Mormon-hating client’s representative also cannot speak on behalf of her Mormon-hating client to put the “context” on it.

It will be up to The Globe and other media to spin the transcript against Romney, which they certaily will do, but Allred will not be at the center of that circus.

Here’s the TMZ live feed:

7:10 AM PT — The judge has agreed to release Mitt’s transcripts to the Boston Globe — but Gloria’s client is not allowed to talk about the case. 7:02 AM PT — Gloria is grasping at straws … but it’s clear, the judge is not gonna cut her a break. Gloria vows to return to court after she files a motion. 6:55 AM PT — It looks like Gloria is getting shut down because she never made the motion to ungag her client. The judge said the matter is not before the court. 6:53 AM PT — We’ve made up our minds — the judge is, in fact, hot. 6:51 AM PT — The judge seems to be saying that Gloria didn’t make the proper motion to ungag her client. 6:38 AM PT — It seems they have AGREED to release the transcripts. 6:37 AM PT –Romney’s lawyer says the Gov. has no problem having his testimony made public.

It appears that the Judge didn’t lift the gag order because Allred had not actually filed a motion to lift the gag order. The only motion was by The Globe for access to the transcript.

So maybe Allred isn’t one of the best lawyers in America. But this never was about the law, it was about Allred seeking publicity, and The Globe doing Obama’s dirty work.

The Globe, of course, has not gone to court seeking access to Harvard’s federal filings, including documents signed by Elizabeth Warren, which might bring down Warren.


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1 posted on 10/25/2012 7:49:45 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Does Gloria Allred still see Sharon Bialek(sp?) and Meg Whitman’s illegal alien housekeeper??? Last I heard Sharon was broke and being evicted? Did good Democrats or Gloria herself take care of her financially for hurting the campaign of Herman Cain???

Why does Gloria Allred get involved in this crapola?

Does Gloria think it helps voters make wise decisions because she exposes these things?


2 posted on 10/25/2012 7:53:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Perdogg

There is no “there” there with these transcripts. No one cares about Romney’s testimony concerning the value of share of stock back in the 1980s.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Perdogg

It told me nothing was in them when Romney’s lawyer essentially shrugged and said “Release them.” If there was anything the least bit damaging in them, the campaign would have rushed dozens of lawyers to that court fighting tooth and nail for delays, injunctions, appeals etc.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 7:55:21 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Perdogg

All-Red is among the lowest life forms on the planet, whose m.o. is to dig up dirt on a candidate just days before an election. We’ve seen this before. This woman loves wallowing in the filth and slime attracted to publicity like a moth is to a light bulb. She relishes filth and thrives in it. The lowest of human trash imaginable this pathetic partisan hack of a sleazeball. Trolling for dirt.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 7:56:37 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Perdogg
Into the MUD Scum Queen!
6 posted on 10/25/2012 7:57:35 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why does Gloria Allred get involved in this crapola?

She's a Dem Operative. Always has been. She was a delegate to the Oblabla Circus Convention...

7 posted on 10/25/2012 7:58:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Perdogg
I don't understand the rationale for releasing transcripts from a divorce that happened decades ago that may or may not have anything to do with Romney.

I also wonder why no one has filed a case to release the sealed records Obama has been hiding regarding his entire past. If it is this easy to unseal records Obama's should have been unsealed years ago.

8 posted on 10/25/2012 7:58:44 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: apillar

“If there was anything the least bit damaging in them, the campaign would have rushed dozens of lawyers to that court fighting tooth and nail for delays, injunctions, appeals etc.”

That’s exactly what Axelrod & Jarrett were hoping Allred would bait Romney into doing, so it would give the story “legs.” Romney didn’t rise to the bait, no story, dead issue.

Case closed.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 7:59:41 AM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Why does Gloria Allred get involved in this crapola?”

Gloria is the Ultimate Yenta.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by miserare
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To: Perdogg
6:53 AM PT — We’ve made up our minds — the judge is, in fact, hot.

Agreed. Not guilty.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 8:00:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Falcon4.0

“Who did you call a scum queen?”

“Oh, just some scum queen.”


12 posted on 10/25/2012 8:01:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Perdogg
It appears that the Judge didn’t lift the gag order because Allred had not actually filed a motion to lift the gag order. The only motion was by The Globe for access to the transcript.

I see no reason why she can't just go ahead and file the motion to lift the gag order. I also see no reason why the judge wouldn't lift the gag order if requested to do so.

In all likelihood we will still get to see another one of those Gloria Glorious News-conferences and 15 minutes of coverage on all the MSM News shows. Plus Gloria on the Sunday talk shows just before the election.

Don't count her out despite the fact that she is working with very, very thin gruel.

13 posted on 10/25/2012 8:01:52 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Perdogg
HA!!! I bet Asselrod already had her booked on Leno, Letterman and The View. Judge says "No talk show tour for you".

Priceless.

14 posted on 10/25/2012 8:02:01 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and change has become pi$$ and moan.)
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To: Perdogg

The Glob strikes again!


15 posted on 10/25/2012 8:02:14 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: PapaBear3625

I what to see her briefs.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 8:02:29 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg

This makes the Obama campaign appear even smaller. DESPERATION!


17 posted on 10/25/2012 8:03:34 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Perdogg

             

18 posted on 10/25/2012 8:03:50 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: InterceptPoint

Theres nothing there. Romney’s lawyer said Romney had no issue with it being released.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: PapaBear3625

yeah, but she’s a “hyphenator”...

funny, that.

Neither one of those is “her” name.
One is her father’s and the other her husband’s.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 8:05:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Perdogg

The daily mail says Allred has been working with Obama on this for a couple of months.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 8:06:28 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Perdogg

So couldn’t she just immediately go file such a motion now?


22 posted on 10/25/2012 8:07:26 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Perdogg

Sucks to be you Gloria! HA ha!!


23 posted on 10/25/2012 8:09:13 AM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: Perdogg

Check out this Breitbart story on the ex-wife in this matter. They’ve got a bunch of quotes from her own blog and she just sounds like a looney, almost incoherent, at least in the excerpts. Perhaps if you follow her decades long tale of woe it makes sense.

And she certainly does hold a grudge against Romney.

I will add, out of my general sense of fairness, that I think writing a letter to your 12 year old to tell him you’re kicking him out of the family is pretty bad. These 2 actually sound like a match made, well, not in heaven.

She’s clearly a nut who lives to nurse and litigate her grievances and hubby’s on wife #3 so he can’t be much a prize either.

They probably should have just stayed together and fought with each other in the privacy of their home.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/24/Allreds-Client-Anti-Mormon-Bigot-Seeking-Money


24 posted on 10/25/2012 8:10:15 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Perdogg

Introducing the newest legal term:Leechus delecti. When the lawyer has a blood sucking leech for a client and the client has a blood sucking leech for a lawyer.Perfect legal symmetry.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: tomkat

Love it!


26 posted on 10/25/2012 8:11:27 AM PDT by N8VTXNinWV (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. ~ CE)
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To: InterceptPoint

I agree with you. What will happen when she files that motion today? Will the judge hear it right away?


27 posted on 10/25/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: henkster

EXACTLY right. Alred and the Left scum know what is in these records is in and of itself useless to them as a weapon against Romney. They were hoping for a circus in which Romney would fight the release and thereby give the liberal media license to speculate about it’s contents, including “sources” claiming a “possible” affair between the woman and Romney and on and on and on.

As you said, by simply agreeing to the release the incident has been diffused and if anything it makes Alred look to everyone like the slime we all know her to be.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 8:12:37 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: apillar

The problem is the MSM will spin them with speculation and assumptions, not I good move IMHO.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 8:15:53 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: MrB
yeah, but she’s a “hyphenator”...

Unless you know for sure, that's not necessarily correct.

A few years ago I dated a woman with a hyphenated last name. She took her step-father's last name after her widowed mother remarried and he adopted her. Her mother wanted her to keep her original last name, and thus it stuck.

I actually avoided her for over a year before I found out that she not only wasn't married but was a conservative as well. I'd just assumed she was a militant feminist married to an emasculated weakling of a man. Turns out she was one of the greatest women I'd ever loved. The relationship didn't last because she traveled around the world, and we seldom saw each other.

30 posted on 10/25/2012 8:23:22 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Sophia777

And remember what Limbaugh has said, “it is not the proof that matters to liberals, it is the seriousness of the charge”


31 posted on 10/25/2012 8:27:12 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: apillar
"It told me nothing was in them when Romney’s lawyer essentially shrugged and said “Release them.” If there was anything the least bit damaging in them, the campaign would have rushed dozens of lawyers to that court fighting tooth and nail for delays, injunctions, appeals etc."

That's what Obama would have done if the situation were reversed.

Isn't it interesting that he can't conceive of anyone actually having a good reputation and not being worried about something they've done in the past being revealed?

32 posted on 10/25/2012 8:28:08 AM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

ahh but as an attorney admitted for this one case, allred is not subject to the gag order! and she can be disciplined by the Mass courts which would carry over to california!


33 posted on 10/25/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: oldbrowser

“I don’t understand the rationale for releasing transcripts from a divorce that happened decades ago that may or may not have anything to do with Romney.”

It’s a desperation move on Obama’s part. In 2 of his previous elections, he was able to use his media allies to unseal the opponent’s divorce records and it caused him to basically win by default. Obviously, he can’t do that with Romney himself, so he is just grasping at any straw he can, hoping the media will find something in this transcript to spin and make Romney look bad.

“f it is this easy to unseal records Obama’s should have been unsealed years ago.”

It’s only this easy because Romney’s lawyers didn’t oppose unsealing the records. Obama’s lawyers would oppose it, so you would need to find a “cooperative” judge who would overrule that, if you know what I mean.


34 posted on 10/25/2012 8:32:07 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: MrB
Neither one of those is “her” name. One is her father’s and the other her husband’s.

That's an odd statement. So, by your definition, no women actually have last names?

I don't understand why the fact that she is proud of the name she was born with as well as the one she married offends you.

35 posted on 10/25/2012 8:32:31 AM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Allred pretty is pretty much always on the wrong side of an issue, and I despise her for what she’s done to manipulate the political arena.

However, in the spirit of the fact that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, I think she did do something positive. If not for her steering Amber Frey in the right direction and giving advice, Scott Peterson might very likely be walking the earth now, free as a bird. Now he’s a bird: A jailbird.


36 posted on 10/25/2012 8:34:11 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Does Gloria think it helps voters make wise decisions because she exposes these things?

Like any liberal, she doesn't give two sh*ts about wise decisions. She's into keeping democrats in power, no matter how garish the methods. NOTHING else matters to them... literally NOTHING.

37 posted on 10/25/2012 8:35:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: snarkytart
" Theres nothing there. Romney’s lawyer said Romney had no issue with it being released."

I read that yesterday too. Plus, someone else posted a link to a business site that supposedly showed the prospect of a Staples success at the time was poor. Wish I'd saved that link, but maybe someone here has it. The bottom line though is that the divorcee received 500,000 stocks in the company, and chose to sell them so she could get her hands on the money. Nobody twisted her arm to get rid of the stocks. If she'd held on to them, she would have made a bundle. She's been blaming someone else for 20 years for her own stupidity.

38 posted on 10/25/2012 8:36:26 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Perdogg

So the Boston Globe is getting the transcripts? Do they have to follow the gag order? What’s to stop them from printing their interpretation of the transcripts (with help from Allred behind the scenes)?


39 posted on 10/25/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT by Danette
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

ahh but as an attorney admitted for this one case, allred is not subject to the gag order! and she can be disciplined by the Mass courts which would carry over to california!


40 posted on 10/25/2012 8:46:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

I think you meant Allred is NOW subject to the gag order, not Allred in NOT subject to the gag order...


41 posted on 10/25/2012 8:47:00 AM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: longtermmemmory

OOPS Allred IS SUBJECT TO THE GAG order.

mistyped in the previous.


42 posted on 10/25/2012 8:50:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: CA Conservative

you are correct


43 posted on 10/25/2012 8:51:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: oldbrowser; Perdogg
"I also wonder why no one has filed a case to release the sealed records Obama has been hiding regarding his entire past. If it is this easy to unseal records Obama's should have been unsealed years ago."

That's the whole issue. It's not "easy" for any (R) or Conservative to get any (D)'s records unsealed or released. The converse happens all too often.

Deffinately no double standard there.

44 posted on 10/25/2012 8:54:48 AM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Perdogg

Does anyone have the date of the testimony? From a historical perspective, the IPO was under $1.00. Six months later, it was 2/3 of that. This sure sounds like an over-valued stock to me.


45 posted on 10/25/2012 9:04:25 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

How is this relevant?


46 posted on 10/25/2012 9:06:47 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg

Their claim seems to be that he committed perjury by saying the stock was undervalued. It appears his analysis was spot on. If anything, by saying it was undervalued, wouldn’t she have gotten more stock as a result? I’m sure the judge had a set value in mind, so an undervalued stock would have meant more shares for her.


47 posted on 10/25/2012 9:10:32 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Perdogg

I meant to say over valued. That might help make me a bit more coherent.


48 posted on 10/25/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Perdogg

Gloria now saying that the Boston Globe “double-crossed” her by not filing for the gag order on her client to be lifted. This is fantastic!


49 posted on 10/25/2012 9:21:13 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Sophia777

Let the record speak for itself, open the files, I have nothing to hide.. The left WILL find something to say that is negative to Romney, no matter what he says.. The media will play it as “Hair on Fire” development, in any case..

It will make a difference to some, the results will determine, who, and how much..

Who didn’t know/see this coming? The Romney campaign expected something, this may/will, not be all of the surprises that Obama has in it’s bag of BS..


50 posted on 10/25/2012 9:21:59 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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