Something very wrong is going on here.
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Backstory here. ATF wanted their customer list, they wouldn’t turn it over. So Ares got a restraining order from the Court. But ATF is apparently raiding anyway, in violation of that order.
Hopefully, the affidavits behind the ex parte application and search warrant will be made public so we can see what the ATF alleged.
It appears that despite the judge granting the TRO on Wednesday, yesterday the ATF went to the judge ex parte (meaning without the other side, in this case Ares, being present), and got a “clarification” of the prior TRO. This “clarification” seems to give them the green light to apply for a “lawful search”.