Skip to comments.Court Rules Ellison Divorce Records Will Be Unsealed
Posted on 10/12/2018 12:10:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
A court in Hennepin County has ruled the divorce records of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his ex-wife will be unsealed.
The referee in the matter issued his decision Friday. The documents will be unsealed next Wednesday, except for documents or portions of them that contain "restricted identifiers" or "financial source documents."
Ellison's attorney Carla Kjellberg said Friday her client will appeal for a stay of the order.
"Keith and Kim Ellison remain jointly opposed to this effort to exploit the details of their personal life, and the lives of their children, for political gain," she said in a statement. "Ms. Ellison has been clear that there was no abuse by Mr. Ellison before, during, or after their marriage. We will be appealing for a stay against this intrusion into the privacy of their family life."
Lawyers for the Star Tribune had filed a motion, seeking to unseal the records. A similar motion was filed by Alpha News, a conservative website.
On Tuesday, attorneys for the Star Tribune had argued all divorce cases in Minnesota are presumptively open, and that the burden is on Ellison and his attorneys to keep the records closed in this case. They argued there is strong public interest in seeing what's in the files because Ellison is running for statewide office.
Kjellberg argued the only reason the motion has been filed was because of Monahan's allegations, and that the court should review the file and make public anything related to physical violence if it is there. However, Alpha News is not an objective entity, the attorney said, arguing they sponsored an anti-Ellison rally Monday.
She also argued the court should have destroyed documents in the file already based on retention policies. Lawyers for the Star Tribune asked that no records be destroyed in the matter while the motion to unseal is being considered.
The press isnt curious about it unlike with the high profile IL case that led to the election of Barack Obama to the US Senate.
The Dems invented the Jack Ryan treatment.....now they dont want to live under the rules they force on us?
I see a resignation in his future.
"Information wants to be free!"
"Speak Truth to power!
Thats the one.
You cant demand some divorce records be sealed and others be made public.
That ship sailed in the Jack Ryan case.
“Keith and Kim Ellison remain jointly opposed to this effort to exploit the details of their personal life, and the lives of their children, for political gain...”
He want to keep them sealed for political gain.
I don’t. He’s a made man in MN politics.
Even Seven of Nine did not want to reveal the kinky things Jack had planned, but the Chicago Tribune and the Dems eagerly pursued the release of their records.
What comes around goes around.
They can take it up with Jack Ryan.
Signal to leftist court employees to start shredding immediately.
When youre in public life, you have zero expectation of privacy.
Ellison should get out of politics if he cant stand the scrutiny that comes along with it.
The kinky things Jack had planned
And again, we were dealing with a woman who wanted custody of their children. Did he ever speak out about the allegations?? IIRC, his wife was Jeri Ryan, of Star Trek fame, and when asked about the allegations, she responded you say a lot of things when you are trying to get custody of your kids. I do wonder how much of it was true, but it certainly completely tanked his political career.
I believe Jack Ryan denied all of the allegations.
Rut Row for the Dem Co-Chair
Get ready for another feminist mob riot, demanding the resignation and arrest of Ellison. Oh, wait a minute....
Notice after that his wife Jerry Ryan got primo movies and gigs?
Muslims beat the hell out of their women. That’s a given and it’s never really discussed.
This is absurd in my opinion. Divorce records or tax records shouldnt be fair game for anyone but the parties involved.
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