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June 17, 2015

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June 17, 2015 3 SEE JONES PAGE 10 SPECIAL SUMMER EDITIONS: DATES DEADLINE Wed. July 15 July 8 Wed. Aug. 12 Aug. 5 Desert Messenger Summer Publishing Schedule Call 928-916-4235 E-mail: NOTE DATE CHANGES! Jones civil rights cases dismissed Saturday, June 20th - 8:30am Highway 72, Bouse, AZ Native American items including Turquoise decorated steer skull & jewelry; Antique con- temporary furniture; large collections of antiqutes & collectibles; 80 Honda motorbike; Roketa dirt bike; 78 Tahiti speed boat; motorhomes; restaurant equipment; 40' shipping container; Much More! There will be TWO Auctioneers working at the same time-Come in pairs & bring a truck & boxes, as items will be sold in lots. Dealers, Swappers, & Collectors - Do not miss this opportunity to stock up! See or call 928-692-9404 for details & pictures DePUY's Auction Service ~ AUCTION ~ HUGE STORE LIQUIDATION!!! HIGH SPEED HIGH SPEED HIGH SPEED GET EXEDE GET EXEDE GET EXEDE INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET (800) 790-3672 One-time setup fee may be charged at time of sale. Minimum 24-month service term for Internet service and a minimum 6-month service term for voice. Monthly service fees, equipment lease fees, taxes, and surcharges apply. Actual speeds will vary. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time. LIMITED TIME OFFER $ 49 99 MONTH REGULARLY WHEN YOU BUNDLE WITH EXEDE VOICE HOME PHONE SERVICE $ 39 99 MONTH By Shanana Rain BearCat For the second time in a week, Quartzsite resident Jennifer Jones had a lawsuit dismissed with prej- udice by a federal judge. Tuesday, May 26th Jennifer Jones, a local dog groomer, political activ- ist, and unsuccessful candidate for the Arizona House of Representa- tives in 2014, lost her Civil Rights case (CV-12-01383) against the Town of Quartzsite in U.S. District Court Phoenix Division. In his ruling, U.S. District Senior Judge James A. Teilborg wrote, "this Court is dismissing this case with prejudice for failure to prosecute pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b,) He continued stat- ing, "judgment for Defendants on all counts. Plaintiff to take nothing, and the complaint and action are dismissed with prejudice." (mean- ing Jones is barred from bringing an action on the same claim.) Jones had filed 5 cases against the Town. Tuesday's case was original- ly filed on June 27, 2012 by Jones herself. Since then, two attorneys requested to be withdrawn from representing Jones in separate fil- ings, so Tuesday, Jones represent- ed herself Tuesday. In September, 2014 the judge dismissed all com- plaints except the First Amendment Freedom of Speech complaint. In one of her earlier complaints, Jones claimed that Quartzsite Town Council and Police Depart- ment had harassed her with war- rant-less searches in an attempt to discourage her political activi- ties. A court tossed that 2010 case a year later, a similar lawsuit filed in 2012 fell apart for failure to pros- ecute. As recently as March 30th this year, U.S. District Judge Diane J. Hemetawa ruled in favor of the Town of Quartzsite, against Jones on similar issues. The cases stem from when Jones was ejected and arrested (later dis- missed) during a public comment period at a Town Council meeting on June 28th, 2011. The video of the arrest soon went viral. According to the Court, Jones had called the Court's chambers Friday, May 22nd, indicating that she in- tended to file a motion to continue the trial scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th, the next business day. The court notified Jones that the trial will begin Tuesday as scheduled and if a motion was filed, the Court would not rule on it before Tuesday. The court also Ordered Jones to ap- pear for the hearing. Judge Teilborg stated that Jones must be prepared to proceed to trial in the event the Court denies the motion. "If plain- tiff fails to appear or if the Court denies the motion to continue and Plaintiff is not prepared to proceed to trial at that time, her case will be dismissed for failure to prosecute pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b)."

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