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).
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 863-8632.