Those of you who have been following the news surrounding New York’s Bitlicense may know of Theo Chino.
His case against New York’s infamous Bitlicense (he’s suing the State) has just recently been updated, whether that is a good or bad thing for his case is yet to be seen.
The judge who had sided with Bitcoiners, Justice Lucy Billings is being replaced with one who is a complete unknown to the crypto community. The new judge presiding over the case, Justice Carmen St. George, has been appointed to the seat that Justice Billings once held, and as such will be taking over the case.
Justice St. George is no doubt a distinguished jurist, as you must be in order to take such a position in New York City. However she is a bit of an unknown in how she will rule in this case, in such a critical point in the trial.
Chino is scheduled to appear in court at the end of august, specifically August 31st, at 9:30am for oral arguments on his legal standing, or whether or not he is able to sue the state over the bitlicense. The appointment of this new justice brings an unknown element into the case, when it already seems as if the deck is stacked against him.
If you want to learn more about Mr. Chino and his case you can visit his website at his Meetup.com group, where he will be able to update you about where and how to show up and support the case.