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Judge denies motion for stay in Ordot consent decree case

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood has denied an emergency motion to stay the Ordot consent decree case. The judge found that Adelup failed to meet its burden to show that the circumstances warrant a stay of the proceedings. 

In fact, the court found that such a stay would negatively impact the federal government's enforcement of the clean water act. 

The Governor's Office sought the stay as it appeals decisions of the court denying the government to secure another legal counsel to represent it. The court however did direct the receiver to delay the awarding of contracts for the Ordot Dump closure construction project and for construction management services until October 31.  If the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't issue a stay by that time, the court directed the federal receiver to proceed.

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