12th Man Case Removed
As predicted, the Seahawks have motioned to remove the Texas A&M trademark claim from state court to the Federal District Court located in Houston. Now it falls to the Federal judge to determine if s/he will take the case or remand it back to state court. You can take it to the bank that the federal judiciary will keep the case.
The most interesting aspect of the development is that the motion was filed just two hours before the hearing scheduled for today. Remember that Texas A&M is seeking a temporary restraining order (a kind of “emergency motion”!!!) and would probably like a ruling on the TRO before the Superl Bowl this Sunday. By removing to Federal Court at the very last moment the Seahawks denied Texas even the slightest possibility of getting a TRO ruling until Monday of next week.