Unknown to Roe/Doe co-counsel (Jorgensen, Bronster, and Hatch) until after-the-fact, other than Roe/Doe local counsel Steve Woodruff who received sudden/unexpected notice shortly beforehand, there was convened by Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood—from Hawaii where she is presently visiting—around 3:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon CNMI time (7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening Hawaii time), a telephonic conference in the Roe/Doe retirement fund matter.
Given this circumstance,Roe/Doe local counsel Steve Woodruff participated in the conference from Saipan, while Roe/Doe co-counsel (Jorgensen, Bronster, and Hatch), having not learned of the conference until after-the-fact, did not participate in the conference.
Following the conference, District Court personnel issued the attached “Minute Entry” memorializing Judge Tydingco-Gatewood’s determination that:
- CNMI Assistant Attorney General Birnbrich had advised the court and counsel that his client will suspend the implementation of the current executive order pending resolution of the three motions currently before the court.
- An oral motion by the CNMI, for extension of of the current briefing schedule (calling for the CNMI’s opposition to be filed on or before August 20, 2012), has been granted; and,
- A proposed order, memorializing Judge Tydingco-Gatewood’s determination, is to be prepared, by.Birnbrich
Below is the minute entry: