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Reporters live-tweeting Donald Sterling's denied motion to move Clippers trial to federal court was on point

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Shelly Sterling and her lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, appear to have won another small victory in court Monday afternoon as a federal judge denied Donald Sterling’s motion to have the trial over the Los Angeles Clippers sale moved to federal court.

 

 

A bevy of reporters were on hand giving live courtroom updates.      

 

 

 

But, Mr. Sterling was a no-show, perhaps another part of his attempt to delay proceedings.    

 

 

Not even a subpoena could phase him.

 

 

After several hours of recess while federal Judge George Wu examined the case, he finally made his ruling at about 2:40 p.m. PST. From there, the trial got underway with opening statements, followed by O’Donnell calling the first witness.  

 

 

The day ended with Platzer’s testimony, including an important clarification.

 

 

But it followed the theme of the day: delay.

 

 

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas finally ended proceedings at 4:30 p.m. PST

 

 

And Donald is expected to be there.

What was surely a bizarre day for everyone in court was made even better for those following at home by some stellar live-tweeting, particularly from Los Angeles Register reporter Dan Woike. A few choice nuggets:

 

 

Really great stuff.

Both Shelly Sterling’s party and NBA officials were optimistic that the trial would be resolved by the end of the week:

 

 

Surely Donald Sterling probably has one or two more tricks up his fancy sleeves to drag it out.

 

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