Despite two indictments last week [http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705288986,00.html] in the case they are questioning Jordan about, the feds are pushing forward with their effort to lock up local activist Jordan Halliday for his refusal to answer grand jury questioning about his acquaintances in the animal rights community. On Friday March 13, 2009 at 830am, after a brief closed door hearing, Judge Tena Campbell will hear arguments why Jordan Halliday is right to continue to resist the questions of the grand jury, in the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse, at the corner of Main Street and 400 South in Salt Lake City.
Although there is very little anyone can do if the judge decides to sanction Jordan for his refusal to speak to investigators, a huge show of public support in the courtroom will help, if for no other reason then to let this brave 21 year old know he is not alone when he has the courage to stand up to wrongful persecution for exercising his protected Constitutional freedoms. The hearing is FRIDAY MARCH 13 8:30 a.m., in Judge Campbell’s courtroom in the Federal Courthouse, Main Street and 400 South. Feel free to bring signs or displays of your frustration to rally OUTSIDE the courthouse. Inside the courthouse, of course, strict rules of behavior apply, and no outbursts or public statements are allowed.