A decision on whether to unseal testimony by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the 1987 divorce proceedings of one of his closest friends has been postponed a day to allow the former Bay State governor and his attorneys to review the records. Celebrity feminist attorney Gloria Allred arrived this morning at a Norfolk court to back the unsealing of what she called two volumes of records in the case. “We believe the public has a right to know what Mitt Romney’s testimony was,” Allred told reporters outside Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton.
If the judge allows the unsealing of the records it will be for pure political reasons and no one in the future will ever trust the court again in something like this. What good are court orders like this, that both sides agreed to if they can be tossed aside for cheap political points? If the judge is smart she will walk away from this.
FTA: “We believe the public has a right to know what Mitt Romney’s testimony was,” Allred told reporters outside Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton.
Fine. Release the documents on November 7. If it wasn't important to you over the past 25 years, what's the sudden rush now, unless of course your only real concern is attempting to influence a national election. (Duh).
If his testimony was unflattering to the wife, then this is just part of the Democrat effort to portray Romney as anti-women. Someone needs to neutralize this nasty shyster, Allred, once and for all. She should be disbarred.
Where are Abe Reles, Mendy Weiss and Louis Capone when they are so needed right now? The MSM media will cover Gloria Allred, but ignore the new Benghazi attack information. I DESPISE the Obama loving media!
No you idiot Allred, we the public do not need to know what was done as a private matter. If you were so concerned about what the public needs to know why are you not asking for Obama's records that are sealed.
Romney's already stated through his attorney he has no objection. The attorney said he was considered an "expert witness" to determine value of Staples worth. Axelrod and his opposition research thought they could find something to use against Romney.
gloria just shows how far down in the mud, a karl marx trained lawyer will sink. Now all she has to do is find a karl marx trained judge like so many of them that populate judicial benches around the country.
If this doesn't show how dispicable Allred and the Democrats are, nothing will! Obama hides just about everything and forges the little we do know about him and these cockroaches go after a friends divorce papers.... Wow!!!
1) Was Allred able to shop for a judge or did the case fall to the judge on duty? 2) Giving Romnney's people only one day does not augur well. Several days seem reasonable. 3) One day means Romney also gets more negative publicity tomorrow. 3) Is Romney opposing it, or does he just want to review before taking a position?
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