Motion to dismiss sheep conspiracy charges against Michael Schmidt and Montana Jones to be heard Nov. 21, 22, 23 in Oshawa – open to the public

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Lawyer Shawn Buckley with Montana and Michael at the Durham Regional Courthouse in Oshawa, which is where the Nov. 21, 22, and 23 motion to dismiss the case will be heard.

This just in from lawyer Karen Selick:

Can you be in Oshawa, Ontario on Monday, November 21, 2016?  That’s the day when lawyer Genevieve Eliany will try to persuade the Superior Court of Ontario to dismiss the charges against Montana Jones and Michael Schmidt due to the inordinate delay in reaching trial.

We’d like to see lots of supporters in the courtroom, so if you can arrange to attend that day—or on November 22 or 23 (yes, this motion is scheduled to take three full days to argue)—please come out and show your support. If you can attend for all three days, that would be wonderful, but if you can spare only one day, we’ll still be glad to see you.

The place is the Durham Region Courthouse, located at 150 Bond Street East, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0A2. Here’s a link to a map: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/150+Bond+St+E,+Oshawa,+ON+L1G+0A2/@43.9003408,-78.860806,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d51cdd1900006d:0x9a97e9f2769b6cd7!8m2!3d43.900337!4d-78.858612?hl=en

Court starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. so please arrive a bit early and be seated before court opens. And here’s a link to the courthouse etiquette page. Please read before you come. http://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/at-court/etiquette-procedures/

If you’re wondering what happened to lawyer Shawn Buckley, never fear—Shawn is the deponent in the affidavit that Ms. Eliany will be using to argue the motion. It’s just not possible under court procedures for a lawyer to argue a motion based on his own affidavit, so his associate will handle this for him. I’m told that Shawn’s affidavit is superb.

Some of you have offered to send additional financial support for this case just in case we needed it.  We do!  Although this campaign has raised over $65,600 in total, most of that was paid out in legal fees before this dismissal motion was initiated. We’ve raised about $2,300 towards the anticipated $10,000 cost of this motion. So if you’re among the donors who has offered additional money, now is the time to send it. We’re grateful for every penny.

Here’s the link for making a donation:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-defend-farmers-charged-in-rare-sheep-case#/updates

— Karen Selick

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