Right before Jeffrey Epstein’s death, a large cache of files became public in Giuffre v. Maxwell. Proceedings over what happens to the remainder of sealed files begin today at 9 a.m.
I will cover that hearing live for @CourthouseNews.
Preska: Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Won't you be seated?
Preska: It seems you parties should have had a conversation already about what you agree can be unsealed.
"Did you people not talk about this?" she asked.
Preska seems skeptical.
"There are literally hundreds of pages of investigative reports that mention hundreds of people."
There is also an "address book that has a 1,000 names in it."
Preska deadpans: "I don't care."
She's soliciting specific procedures by the parties of how to move ahead, not their broad, off-topic talking points.
Preska: No kidding.
McCawley disputes that 1,000 people would need to be notified.
Preska instructs the parties on their written briefings.
Maxwell's attorney Pagliuca argued that it was too fast a schedule, only to be rebuffed by Preska, who said they would act "expeditiously."