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Woman From Norway Jailed For Threatening US Judge But Case Not In PACER Hague Convention Cited

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 9 – A woman from Norway is in US Federal custody charged with threatening a US judge. Inner City Press was in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrates Court late on January 9 when, as the last case, Dana Marie Eiden was brought into the courtroom in shackles.

    It was explained that there are two cases against her, one now involving "civil contempt" and a second one, still not even listed in the PACER court system database, for threatening the judge. 

  The civil case began in 2018 before then-District Judge Richard J. Sullivan. Per Magne Eiden asserted that Dana Marie Eiden had kept their children in the US against his well, and allegedly against the Hague Convention.

    Flash-forward to late 2019, and Per Magne's lawyers at Gourvitz & Gourvitz ("We Think Outside The Box") were urging now Circuit Judge Sullivan to "issue an immediate arrest warrant for Ms. Eidem." Apparently they prevail: Ms. Eiden is locked up, now also with a criminal case for threatening a judge.

    Ms. Eiden's Federal Defender declined on January 9 to make a bail argument, instead asking to re-appear before Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman on January 10 after 4:30 pm proceeding before Judge Sullivan, noticed to be in Courtroom 15C which has already been assigned to new Judge Lewis J. Liman.

   Inner City Press will continue to cover both cases - and the new judge. More on Patreon here. 


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