Nader files against Democratic National Committee

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Nader Files Final Brief in Lawsuit Against Democratic National Committee
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On February 13, Ralph Nader filed his rebuttal brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, in Nader v Democratic National Committee. Here is the brief. Although it deals with procedural issues, it is clear, even for readers who are not already knowledgable about court procedure. It is 41 pages. Nader’s purpose at this stage in the case is to persuade the U.S. Court of Appeals that the U.S. District Court should have allowed a trial to go forward, to establish whether the Democratic National Committee and its allies in 2004 filed 29 complaints to keep Nader off the ballot, not to vindicate valid legal claims, but to injure Nader directly be means of the legal process itself. Also Nader wants a trial to weigh Democratic National Committee liability against certain acts of sabotage to his 2004 petitions in such states as Oregon and Pennsylvania.

The oral argument is March 20 before Judges David Tatel (a Clinton appointee), Thomas Griffith (a Bush Jr. appointee), and David Sentelle (a Reagan appointee).

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