The Media Blackout On The DNC Lawsuit Proves That It Is Nuclear
Caitlin Johnstone
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I contributed considerably to Bernie, but didn’t join the law suit because I was not convinced that DNC’s misbehavior, which certainly was outrageous and fraudulent on a moral plane, is legally punishable. It ought to be, and I’m glad it’s being tested in court. But from the point of view of the DNC’s lawyers, they’re taking the logical and common course with their defense. They’re arguing that no violation of law occurred even if the suit’s claim is true, because the law does not enforce compliance with all the terms of their charter. I hope they’re shown to be wrong, but you can’t fault their choice of strategy; it’s the natural first defense, and a pretty standard maneuver in preliminary hearings. (Labeling on a “sugar free” drink is specified in administrative law; this case isn’t quite as cut-and-dried.) Thanks for keeping it in the public eye.

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