This isn't breaking news since it was filed several months ago, however, we haven't mentioned it until now. Since the matter of whether or not the Roloffs are invested in this site or not has been raised and debated recently, we thought this might be a good time for this item.
A few months ago, Matt and Amy Roloff filed documents to the Ninth Circuit Court appealing the decision for their case against Washington County. As most know, the Roloffs basically lost badly in that case.
The judge threw out all the constitutional claims and reduced it to a simple trespassing charge. Shortly after that decision, the Roloffs and the County apparently reached a settlement and the case was closed.
Well, the Roloffs are appealing. What might be of interest to our readers, is that the Roloffs are specifically mentioning their failed attempt to subpoena Spiritswander (for all my personal information, informational about my email address and the personal information about anyone who has ever, in the 4 year history of the Blog, issued a comment to the blog.). We filed a Motion to Quash the subpoena. The judge then ruled in our favor, against the Roloffs, and quashed the subpoena.
This is what the Roloffs and their attorney wrote in their reason for appeal:
Briefly describe the result below and the main issues on appeal.
"The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of Washington County on all claims except the Plaintiffs'
trespass claims. The main issues on appeal are the decisions of the trial court on the Plaintiffs' claims under the 4th
Amendment to the Constitution and the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. The Plaintiffs are also
challenging the trial court's decision to quash a subpoena issued earlier in the case."
For our readers that supported our Motion to Quash and oppose Matt and Amy Roloff being given your personal and private information, at this point there is nothing to be concerned about and really there's nothing to do. Generally, appeals rarely are successful because they need to prove that the judge made a mistake in the case and said mistake had an effect on the outcome of the case. And even if the Roloffs were successful on the appeal, then the whole subpoena process would start over again.
The next decision for the appeal isn't until February 2013.