This was filed today—
My opposition speaks for itself, and I do not intend to make any further substantive comment on this matter until the court has ruled.
Also, this appeared on the docket—So the Cabin Boy™ can trade off the cost of testifying by video against the cost of travel.
UPDATE—The Cabin Boy™ is tweeting that he thinks he can simply Skype it in. I haven’t seen Judge Hecker’s order yet, but according to the Clerk’s Office, he will have specified a particular court conferencing service to be used, and it will be the Cabin Boy’s™ responsibility to book the arrangements for his appearance and to pay the costs involved.
UPDATE 2—I sent a messenger to the Circuit Courthouse to pick up my copy of the order. I haven’t seen it yet, but it was read to me over the phone. First, it denies the Cabin Boy’s™ request to appear by telephone. Second, it permits him to appear by video using a method that may provide him with a low-cost alternative to traveling to Westminster—if he can meet the technical requirements for audio and video quality. The order also sets some other limitations on what will be permissible during a video appearance.
I’ll wait for the Cabin Boy™ to acknowledge receipt of the order before posting it.