::::Layman's Interpretation Alert::::
The reason Judge Allen heard this hearing today is because Judge Strother can't rule on his own recusal motion. Strother wasn't even in the courtroom at all. I'm sure he was glad to get a break from listening to Matt's shenanigans! From what I understand, today's hearing was the only hearing that Judge Strother wouldn't preside over. It wasn't clearly stated but I believe that he will be back for any other (God, how many more can there be???) Baker hearings and motions held in district court.
The second motion for Stan (at Matt's request and I'm sure Stan would be more than slap happy to be done with this) to withdraw as counsel during the appeals process. Matt wrote a 2 page, tiny handwriting, whining and accusing letter to Stan and a copy of it also sent to Judge Strother. Wow. He's got some nerve.
"I have little choice but to believe that somehow you and Judge Strother, knowingly or unknowingly through coercion, conspired from the start and violated my civil rights to have an honest, fair and impartial hearing and to be represented by an attorney."
"It appears to be clear that neither you nor Judge Strother intended that you have to represent my best interest especially in the hearing for a new trial."
So on the record, Matt is charging that his attorney and Judge Strother committed some serious criminal behaviors here. Once again, everyone is evil, breaking laws and out to get him and conspiring and lying. And he is ever-truthful, innocent, and "yet again, violated."
I didn't have time to write down his exact words but Judge Allen told Matt something like: Stan is one of the finest appellate attorneys available and you should be extremely grateful to have him. Quit fighting against your attorney and cooperate with him. Stop listening to Fisher. Stop listening to your mother. Listen to your attorney!
Why does Matthew 7:6 flood to my mind?