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Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On May 4, 2015

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) –

Last week, after numerous motions to extend the time to respond, Bridget Bittman’s attorney filed several Motions in response to various Motions to Dismiss.

Also filed was a Motion to allow excessive pages (over the court’s maximum) and an extension to file those. Judge Holderman denied that Motion on May 1st, and ordered any further filing by Bittman’s attorney be filed no later than today, May 4, 2015.

MINUTE entry before the Honorable James F. Holderman: Plaintiff Bridget Bittman’s motion for leave to file excess pages [59], filed at 6:38 p.m. on the day her responses were due and after the court granted Bittman two extensions of time to file her responses, is denied. Bittman states that she needs 13 extra pages to address the numerous counts at issue in the two motions to dismiss (her third response complies with the Local Rules). But that issue stems from Bittman’s decision to splice her claims into separate counts for each different theory of liability, a hallmark of state court code pleading. Defendants have all confined their briefs to this district’s 15−page limit, and Bittman has chosen to file a separate response to each motion rather than an omnibus brief. She therefore has 45 pages in which to make her arguments, which is more than enough. Bittman shall file her two (now late)  responses, in compliance with this district’s page limits, by 5/4/2015.

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To view the other papers filed on April 30, 2015, download this zip file (here).

This is the lawsuit filed by Bittman claiming defamation and other things because citizens were exercising their rights to criticize their public servants and library employees for their actions in defending/not timely reporting of people accessing child pornography in the Orland Park Public Library.

We will keep you updated as time permits.

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24 Comments
  • ECWDogs
    Posted at 14:52h, 04 May

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  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 15:03h, 04 May

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  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 15:05h, 04 May

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  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 15:06h, 04 May

    “@ECWDogs: Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion – http://t.co/xIG2FLPoXy” @MeganFoxWriter @StoryTimeDigita

  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 15:27h, 04 May

    To librarians reading this: Orland Park Public Library following American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom advice is a major cause of the library’s spending at this point about $200K to continue to make child pornography available and suffer no consequences for covering it up. ALA even saw to it that OPPL was twice awarded for “intellectual freedom.” To this day the library continues to cling to ALA advice and more litigation is likely, sure to be blamed on the child porn whistleblowers.

    To Orland Park residents: Your taxes were just increased significantly as a direct result of the library’s need for more funding to continue to cling to ALA advice, particularly as OPPL is in a suburb of Chicago where ALA is based, so the pressure is supper intense. Yes, you were told the tax increase was for the children, for story time, something like that. The ends justifies the means for OPPL, and respecting the public trust and local and state law has nothing to do with either.

    To OPPD: OPPL has committed crimes and you are not making arrests of board members, why? OPPL’s director at least twice covered the tracks of child porn viewing in the library; does Mary Weimar’s working for $189K per year, more than the Illinois Governor and OP Police Chief, provide special protection from arrest? Is it To Protect And Serve or is it To Protect And Serve ALA Pro-Child Porn Policy As Applied In OPPL?

    To Illinois Leaks “Edgar County Watchdogs”: Thank you for addressing this issue as you have and as it develops. Library media like Library Journal and ALA’s own American Libraries intentionally pays no attention to this matter. Free speech for them means something quite different than true free speech.

  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 15:30h, 04 May

    MT @ECWDogs: #OrlandPark #Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion – http://t.co/xIG2FLPoXy” @OrlandPkLibrary @VillageOrlandPk

  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 15:39h, 04 May

    #TeamHarpy: Status on my being sued for defamation: MT @ECWDogs: “Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit – http://t.co/xIG2FLPoXy” #libchat

  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 15:50h, 04 May

    “@ECWDogs: Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion – http://t.co/xIG2FLPoXy” FYI: @Mudd_Law @CLMuddJr @ISBAlawyer

  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 15:52h, 04 May

    How NOT to practice law @UChicagoLaw “@ECWDogs: Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion – http://t.co/xIG2FLPoXy”

  • MeganFoxWriter
    Posted at 19:04h, 04 May

    RT @SafeLibraries: “@ECWDogs: Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion – http://t.co/xIG2FLPoXy” @MeganFoxWriter …

  • Caitlin
    Posted at 19:17h, 04 May

    Can someone explain something to me please? I saw that GoFundMe she has setup where she begs for money and claims she is broke or whatever but can still afford to go to Florida on vacation. On GoFundMe, she goes on and on about some Facebook page that she claims impersonates her but I have never been able to find it. Does anyone know what the hell she is talking about? She does not include any exhibits or links in her lawsuit so when she talks about this Facebook page she hates and pictures she hates we all have to guess. Can you PLEASE post these if you know what they are? If she’s begging for money on GoFundMe to sue people over pictures or a Facebook page she claims “impersonates” her then shouldn’t the people donating be allowed to see it and judge themselves?

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 20:10h, 04 May
      • Caitlin
        Posted at 22:42h, 04 May

        jmkraft: you have the wrong link. That page “SassyPlantsIllinois” has nothing to do with Bittman. There’s nothing on there saying it is run by Bittman or impersonating Bittman. It’s clearly a humor page. Are you SURE that is the page she is talking about? Am I missing something? I don’t understand how that is supposed to be impersonating her. Can you explain?

        • jmkraft
          Posted at 22:50h, 04 May

          That’s the page…

        • Rose
          Posted at 23:06h, 04 May

          There’s been pictures of her on there before asserting that it’s her running the page

          • Emily
            Posted at 07:32h, 05 May

            Rose, do you have any links to URLs of those? Now I am curious and would like to see those too. Can you cite specifically where anything asserted it’s her running the page and give the URL for that? If you ain’t got a link, it didn’t happen.

          • Mitch
            Posted at 21:28h, 06 May

            Rose is correct. It’s been removed.

          • Rose
            Posted at 23:39h, 11 May
  • StoryTimeDigita
    Posted at 19:21h, 04 May

    Another interesting read over at Illinois Leaks today: http://t.co/i6JyM6chRp

  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 21:43h, 04 May

    Gist of @Mudd_Law is #childporn = #FirstAmendment right; disagreeing = defamation. MT @ECWDogs: “OPPL Bittman update http://t.co/xIG2FLPoXy”

    • Retweet Master
      Posted at 14:00h, 05 May

      Retweet a little harder, SafeLibraries, I think there’s some folks in Argentina that haven’t seen it yet.

      • Rose
        Posted at 23:41h, 11 May

        Love it! Maybe Uzbekistan wants some action too. Send a few tweets their way?

  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 22:28h, 04 May

    RT @StoryTimeDigita: Another interesting read over at Illinois Leaks today: http://t.co/i6JyM6chRp

  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 09:53h, 08 May

    “@ECWDogs: Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion – http://t.co/xIG2FLPoXy” #NLLD #NLLD15 #libchat

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