In brief, the judge felt a ruling at this point was premature because it is not yet clear what form a passport identifier might take. In legal jargon, the Court found that the issue is not yet ripe for determination. Kudos to CA RSOL for such hard work and for presenting the case.
Last night’s RSOL Review telephonic session explored, among other topics, the hearing and the judge’s decision. Some excellent questions were asked and answered. One was so poignantly asked, and its answer so significant for our supporters, that we want to be sure everyone understands it fully.
“Does this mean the suit is over?” NO. It absolutely does not mean that. Ms. Bellucci and CA RSOL have made that clear on their website, and we want to be sure that everyone understands it. Numerous pre-trial motions are routinely made according to our attorney guest on last night’s program. An Injunction prohibiting enforcement of a law is an extraordinary remedy, and such motions are not often granted. Sadly, the motion for a preliminary injunction was denied at this time.
That is but one battle. It is not the war. The suit continues. There will likely be more pre-trial motions put forth by both sides. In the meantime, CA RSOL and the law firm of Ms. Bellucci go forward preparing for trial.
It is not over.
You may listen to the full podcast of the program here when it has been posted, which will be soon.