Perrelli will meet with White House officials nine times between this date and the final dismissal of the case. Dalzell issues an order recognizing that the Black Panthers are in default.Late March Kristen Clarke, director of political participation at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, reportedly asks Justice Department officials to drop the case. The order gives the DOJ until May 1 to file an official Motion for Default Judgment.He is enjoined only from carrying a weapon near polling places within the city limits of Philadelphia, and the injunction lasts only until Nov. The injunction does not cover other acts of intimidation or other racial threats at any Philadelphia polling place, and he is not prohibited from doing anything at any polling place outside of Philadelphia.Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Now-cleared defendant Jackson is allowed to again serve as an official Democratic poll watcher at any polling place nationwide.
Monday, March 23, 2009 The DOJ trial team on the case—Christopher Coates, Robert Popper, J. Fisher—present its draft motion for “Request for Entry of Default” to the acting division chiefs—Loretta King and/or Steven H. Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Perrelli meets with White House Associate Counsel Susan Davies in the White House.
Late March Kristen Clarke, director of political participation at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, reportedly asks Justice Department officials to drop the case.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Because the defendants missed the deadline to file an answer, the trial team files notice of default with the court.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Because the defendants missed the deadline to file an answer, the trial team files notice of default with the court. Friday, May 1, 2009 King orders the trial team, with Perrelli’s approval, to seek an extension of time to file the motion with the court.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Department of Justice Appellate Division lawyers Diana K. Mc Elderry weigh in on the case at the unusual request of Justice Department officials.