BRITNEY Spears’ lawyer is “considering moving” her case to federal court after the judge DENIED removing Jamie from the conservatorship, a source told The Sun.
Britney Spears case ‘may get moved to a federal court’ after a 14-year run in Los Angeles
On Monday, Judge Penny DENIED Britney’s request to remove Jamie Spears from her conservatorshipCredit: AP
While the ruling is not “what Britney or her team wanted to hear,” a source exclusively told The Sun it’s not “slowing down their momentum.”
“Mathew and his team are still confident about their position in this case and will continue moving forward to remove Jamie from the conservatorship,” the insider alleged.
The source claimed that “moving Britney’s case to a federal level” has even been discussed.
“Moving to federal court is not off the table but it’s a long and tricky process to enact.
“But to Britney’s advantage, Mathew has a long history as a federal prosecutor so if they decide to go that route, he has experience and will bring out the big guns,” they added.
MOVING ON UP?
According to a Cornell Law School report, the appeal of moving the case to a federal level would be benefitted by the fact that federal judges have lifetime appointments – so their courts often “offer more consistency” in rulings.
“A case is removable to federal court if the federal court would have had subject matter jurisdiction in the first place,” the document added of their potential eligibility for shifting the case.
Mathew did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
Earlier today, Los Angeles court documents obtained by The Sun showed the judge denying Britney‘s lawyer’s request “without prejudice” to immediately remove her father Jamie.
She has also denied moving up the September 29 hearing to this month.
The mom-of-two’s attorney filed legal docs on Thursday asking the judge to move up the hearing date to remove Jamie from late September to August.
Mathew’s most recent request demanded Judge Penny move the September 29 hearing up to August 23, 2021.
In his own filings, Jamie Spears, 69, objected to moving the date up.
BRITNEY’S LATEST SETBACK
The judge appeared to agree with Britney’s dad as she “denied without prejudice” the request to change the hearing to an earlier slot.
When the 39-year-old’s legal team requested Jamie’s immediate removal, they wrote in the docs that each day that passed with her dad as the conservator was “avoidable harm.”
The docs continued: “Ms. Spears’s emotional health and well-being must be, and are, the paramount concern.
“Further, all interested parties forcefully agree that Mr. Spears’s continued presence as Conservator of the Estate is contrary to Ms. Spears’s best interests, health, and well-being, and that his prompt removal—or, at the very least, his immediate suspension—is ‘critical’ at this juncture.”
Britney’s attorney’s continued to argue: “For a variety of legitimate, compelling reasons in the conservatee’s best interests, the time has come for Mr. Spears’s reign to end.”
This latest setback for Britney of the judge denying the request comes after a tumultuous few days between the singer’s lawyer, her dad Jamie, and her personal conservator Jodi Montgomery.
Jamie claimed he had a July 9 call with Jodi, during which she allegedly felt Britney was so “mentally sick” she was considering putting her under a psych hold.
In his own filings, Jamie said that his “sole motivation has been his unconditional love for his daughter and a fierce desire to protect her from those trying to take advantage of her.”
He added that he also brought Britney’s estate out of major debt and into prosperity, adding he ”dutifully and faithfully served as the Conservator of his daughter’s Estate without any blemishes on his record.”
Continuing, Jamie claimed that he also never denied Britney from going to Hawaii, as her legal team had previously claimed.
Mathew Rosengart claimed it was of ‘paramount concern’ to remove Jamie Spears ‘now’Credit: Reuters
The pop star was only recently granted the right to choose her own attorney in JulyCredit: Instagram
Britney’s fans have demanded her ‘freedom’ all around the world for yearsCredit: Britney Spears/Instagram