On June 29, 2017 visiting Judge Carter found that the Petitioners had standing to pursue the petition to remove David Marcus as Humboldt County Public Defender. Judge Carter also granted the County’s Demurrer, but with leave to amend so that Petitioners could add additional facts regarding Mr. Marcus’ lack of qualifications after taking his deposition. Petitioners took Mr. Marcus’ deposition on July 3, 2017 and are now going to file an amended petition setting forth additional reasons why Mr. Marcus does not meet the eligibility requirements to serve as Public Defender. Janssen Malloy LLP thanks all those in the community who have supported this lawsuit in an effort to best protect the indigent citizens in our community who are represented by the Public Defender’s office. Janssen Malloy LLP also thanks the employees of the Public Defender’s Office who continue to work tirelessly for their clients in these troubling times.