Wednesday, October 26, 2022

BREAKING: Justice Kagan orders temporary halt of turnover of @kelliwardaz's phone records to Jan. 6 Committee (READ)

UPDATE, 11/14, 10:40am: The U.S. Supreme Court has TURNED DOWN Kelli Ward's request to stop T-Mobile from turning over her call records to the January 6 Select Committee. Only Justices Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito would have granted a longer-lasting stay of the subpoena pending the appeal in front of the 9th Circuit.

Justice Kagan ordered a temporary halt of the turnover of AZGOP Chair Kelli Ward's - and, her husband's -  phone records to Jan. 6 Committee. She has ordered the January 6 Committee that issued the subpoena to respond by Friday afternoon.

Ward filed her request to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, following the 9th Circuit's rejection of her request for a stay of the subpoena pending her appeal of the dismissal of her case.

Ward is arguing that the subpoena must be halted because it will chill the political associational rights for Congress to be able to identify the people (behind the phone numbers) who she spoke with as Chair of the AZGOP. (She is not continuing to argue that the subpoena violates HIPAA rights.)

Arizona's Law has provided extensive coverage of this case since it was first filed in February.

This article was reported by AZ Law founder Paul Weich. Paul was running for a seat in Arizona's House of Representatives.

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