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… the C.E.I. is being S.L.A.P.P.ed [#abusive lawsuit]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,June 10th,2016

.. the Competitive Enterprise Institute , conservative the think tank at the target of the state AGs ire , is being targeted with what is known as a SLAPP suit ..

.. the SLAPP suit is an abuse of power . it is a gross abuse of the legal process , one that is designed to intimidate the the target with the incurrence of enormous legal fees . Thus the justice to be gained is not the objective of the complaint , but the forcing of the target to defend themselves . If it is effective enough , then the target will eventually ” cease fire . ” ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. most of the states [but not all] have adopted anti – SLAPP laws in order to help protect the civil rights of SLAPP targets . However , the AGs are targeting the C.E.I. at the federal level . It will be harder for the c.e.i. TO DEFEND itself , but it will be expensive ..

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… the Department of InJustice cannot sustain a Case [#Michael Brown]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 20th,2014

.. god knows , AG Holder & his krewe are looking for an excuse for bringing civil rights charges against Ferguson , Mo police officer Darren Wilson . They would dearly love to do it ….

.. However , there has to be sound legal ground to do it . The local D.A. would have to totally butcher and botch the investigation . That is highly unlikely . Also , the state of Missouri would have to ” drop the ball . ” Also , highly unlikely . So , there will not be a pretext for federal intervention …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. however , a determination not to prosecute by the local county D.A. is not a legit pretext for federal intervention . The D.A. is not stupid . He is going to present the case to a diverse panel of a grand jury . Then , that panel will take a vote . That vote [a ” true bill ” (or indictment) , or a ” no true bill ” (no indictment)] will be it ….

.. An indictment means a trial . But , there could be a plea . Also , the ” no true bill ” should mean the end of it . It should , but given the charged climate that is St. Louis County , that is highly unlikely . Maybe the AG could give the locals a lesson in how the justice system really works …

.. One can always have hope . In this Administration ‘ s Department of InJustice , I doubt it …

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