In a 3-2-11 Letter to Gary Cox of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, assistant attorney general Jessica Blome stated that “requesting a new trial does not stay execution of the Court’s Final Order of Permanent Injunction and Judgment and Order, entered February 23, 2011. Accordingly, this letter serves to provide your client with seven days notice that the Missouri State Milk Board will assist your client in the destruction of ‘all of its cheese products condemned by the Missouri State Milk Board on August 26, 2010’…Pursuant to the court’s Final Order, three inspectors from the State Milk Board will arrive at Morningland Dairy of the Ozarks in Mountain Grove, Missouri, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, continuing to Thursday, March 10, 2011, to supervise your client in the destruction of the condemned cheese. The State Milk Board has made arrangements with a local, sanitary landfill for the disposal of the cheese.”
David Gumpert at The Complete Patient says it best in this post yesterday: “And now, smelling blood, the Missouri regulators are pushing for destruction of the Morningland inventory by next week, even though Missouri law and legal precedent allow for an automatic 30-day stay for imposition of sentence. [emphasis mine].
I particularly like the picture David used with that post. Says it all.