Interview with Harold Engstrom
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

I THINK THAT WE'D LIKE TO JUMP AHEAD AND JUST HEAR, IN A KIND OF BRIEF WAY, THAT REAL RESOLUTION.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

CAMERA IS GOING TO RELOAD TO 116. THE ABOVE WAS ALL CAMERA ROLL 115. THIS IS STILL SOUND ROLL 1107. CAMERA ROLL 116. CONTINUATION OF INTERVIEW WITH MR. ENGSTROM.

Harold Engstrom:

Almost everything that we did in the course of our role in the crisis we did because we thought it needed to be done, except for the one move that we did – spent so much time and energy trying to achieve, and that was we had to prove, by our diligent efforts, that the Supreme Court would not grant a delay. We did not believe that we should be granted a delay, but the majority of our citizens that we represented believed it. The community felt like that if we'd had so much trouble, and we were being frustrated in what we were trying to do, and a delay was proper. So when we decided that we needed to ask for the delay, we did not do it in a token way. In fact, we went beyond what we would have done, if we had really believed that we needed to have the delay. We hired the three or four best lawyers in the community. We paid them whatever they asked. We – we went the whole limit to demonstrate – to develop of good case for the delay. We did everything we could to develop the case for the delay, and we were able to get the Supreme Court off of vacation to come back and hear the case. But we were not surprised when we were not granted the delay.