Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court again denies relief to Nader on 2004 costs

Posted at Ballot Access News

On December 31, 2008, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court again refused to reconsider the matter of costs that Ralph Nader was ordered to pay to the people who challenged his petition in 2004. The original request for reconsideration had been based on new revelations that the challengers had been indicted for using state resources. The new request had rebutted the Commonwealth Court’s response. That Commonwealth Court’s response had been that the money is owed to different entities than the entities that were indicted. The new request for reconsideration had proved that assertion to be mistaken. But, the Commonwealth Court on December 31 simply denied the request without explanation. This will now be appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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