Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ron Paul Lawsuit is Over, sort of

Dear Ron Paul followers:
It's OVER!

Dear RNC Members, Executive Directors and Counsel,

We want to provide with you with an update in the case, Delegates et al. v. RNC et al – the California lawsuit against the RNC, the state parties, and the chairmen. The district and appellate courts have denied all of plaintiffs’ desired relief, and full victory has been achieved for all of the defendants.

On August 8, 2012 the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an order dismissing the case without prejudice, allowing the plaintiffs an additional and final opportunity to amend their complaint to show cause why the case should not be dismissed. The plaintiffs subsequently filed an amended complaint and we responded with a renewed motion to dismiss.

On August 24, 2012 the Court issued an order dismissing Delegates et al. v. RNC et al. with prejudice noting that the plaintiffs failed to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8, failed to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6), and violated a court order pursuant to Rule 41(b).

Plaintiffs also attempted to appeal the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit seeking a Temporary Restraining Order prior to final disposition in the District Court. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the TRO on August 28, and on September 5th it denied the petition for writ of mandamus and all pending motions, thus ending the case.

Given how irrational this lawsuit was to begin with, we cannot absolutely guarantee that this is the end of it, but we consider the matter closed. We will let you know if anything changes. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our office at counsel@gop.com or (202) 863-8632.

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