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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Beat Goes On

I am trying something different today -- live blogging. I am sitting outside Kantor's courtroom chatting with Robinson attorney Jim Coon. Everyone is shaking hands and passing around swine flu germs. Kantor is, as usual, running behind. Coon seems to be outnumbered four to one. It is he against 4 wideboys.

Unbelievably PERS is arguing how difficult it would be to undo the changes already implemented. Kantor is expressing disbelief at PERS argument. Malkin is arguing that they just don't have the money or staff and claiming it would take more than a year. The poverty argument is heart-tugging. Did you know that no PERS retiree has suffered.

Kantor just chewed out Malkin for submitting proposed orders in an inappropriate format.

Coon is up. Kantor is questioning where the money would come from?

Kantor ultimately rules in favor of the stay on the grounds that the are too many balls in the air and too much going on to bind PERS to refunding money now.

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