“APPLICATION DENIED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 5, 2016) — An update to a U.S. Supreme Court docket dated April 4 shows that the court denied a request from Montgomery Blair Sibley, former attorney for deceased “DC Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey, to lift a stay imposed in May 2007 prohibiting him from releasing 815 names and phone numbers of Palfrey’s clients.
It has been widely speculated, but not proved, that presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s name appears on the list since the National Enquirer released an article on March 23 alleging that he has had numerous extramarital affairs and involvement with at least one prostitute in the Washington, DC area.
Other Washington elites may also appear on the list, as was demonstrated after Sibley released a partial list of clients prior to the imposition of the restraining order by Judge Richard Roberts. On March 16, the jurist abruptly resigned on the same day a lawsuit was filed accusing him of having committed sexual assault on a then-16-year-old young woman 35 years ago.
On March 28, Sibley vowed to release the records whether or not he is granted a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court. On Friday, the court’s website docketed Sibley’s petition and issued its denial on Monday without reference to a scheduled hearing.
On Tuesday, The Post & Email communicated with Sibley via email but did not receive an indication as to whether or not a report published the same day by the International Business Times (IBD) is accurate in referring to a National Enquirer story invoking the Palfrey case with alleged connections to Cruz. On Friday, when we asked Sibley if the docketing of his petition would stop the “72-hour clock” reported to have been established in advance of the release of the names and phone numbers, Sibley responded, “Definitely not.”
Cruz has denied being unfaithful to his wife, Heidi, and campaign surrogates have quickly changed the subject on other occasions when asked by reporters.
NBC News reported that the court’s decision was issued on Tuesday.
On Sunday evening, Donald Trump supporter and political consultant Roger Stone tweeted that it would be “bad news” for Cruz if and when the DC Madam list is made public.
On his blog on March 28, the day Sibley hand-delivered his petition to the Supreme Court addressed to Chief Justice John G. Roberts specifically, Sibley wrote:
To be clear, if Sibley is not allowed to file his Motion to Modify the Restraining Order and thereafter does not promptly receive a fair and impartial hearing on that Motion, he will justifiably consider the Restraining Order void as a result of being denied such a hearing by the District Court, Circuit Court and now this Court. In that event, Sibley will simply release publicly the Verizon Wireless Subpoena Return records containing the names and addresses of eight hundred fifteen (815) Washington D.C. clients of the D.C. Madam’s escort service.
Not a threat, but a promise. And, to date, I have been a man of my word.