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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

:In DC Court, Roger Stone Wins Against the Democratic National Committee

The Victor
A Washington DC judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by victims of Democratic National Committee hack against the Trump campaign and Roger Stone.

From the decision:
As for Russian agents, plaintiffs’ complaint fails to identify who these Russian agents
are. At the hearing, when asked to identify the Russian co-conspirators, plaintiffs’ counsel stated: “We don’t name anyone [of the Russian agents] –we don’t name any other coconspirators, nor are we required to name all coconspirators. We have the campaign, Mr. Stone, of course, and WikiLeaks.” (Tr. at 10.) Apparently, plaintiffs are content to rely on Stone and WikiLeaks, neither of whom committed any in-forum overt acts in furtherance of the conspiracies. Alternatively, as plaintiffs seem to implicitly recognize, subjecting defendants to personal jurisdiction based on unspecified acts by unidentified third parties would offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice.
The full decision is here.

-RW  

2 comments:

  1. "...offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice."
    Now there's a phrase you don't hear every day. I haven't heard it since my law school days, some 18 years ago.

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  2. That's a phase the only pertains to a certain group of connected individuals.

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