Oregon LP: Response to Lawsuit from Wagner Group to the Reeves Group

For those who have been following the drama of the Libertarian Party in Oregon, this article will present a response to an article from January 18th, 2012, called “LP Oregon: Reeves Group sues Wagner Group”.  There have been many articles posted here on IPR re: the events since March of 2011; my suggestion to anyone who wishes to learn the background is to put “Oregon Libertarian Party” in the search box, and read to your heart’s content (I counted nineteen articles, not including this one). We last left the story with the news that one faction is suing the other.

Mr. Wes Wagner has sent me several documents to post as an update. They are all now public record.

Wagner Draft 3

 Wagner Declaration Draft 4

Rule 21 Motions (P0275099)





Wes Wagner can be reached at:  wes.wagner@gmail.com







10 thoughts on “Oregon LP: Response to Lawsuit from Wagner Group to the Reeves Group

  1. Richard Winger

    Maybe someone who has already read these documents can summarize them for us. Or maybe someone could indicate how long each of these documents is (number of pages).

  2. George Phillies

    Summary: The requests for summary judgement are absurd and should be rejected. And if they were true, under their false bylaws the current chair would be Wes Wagner. BY the way, you have to add Saub and Pealer to the list of plaintiffs or the suit is invalid.

    Then they get to the interrogatories, such as determining who is paying the Reeves attorneys — the LNC paid for some of the work, it appears — so they can be forcibly added to the suit.

    Then they get to the depositions.

    Meanwhile, the request for investigation of criminal investigation of violations of Oregon Campaign finance laws is out there, and the request dealing with the same attorney having the LNC as a client and at the same time in a lawsuit adverse to that client’s interest have appeared.

    The interest in people being added as plaintiffs is, I infer, the LPO has retained a top-line corporate law firm, and in the event the LPO wins its suit, it might perhaps be able to recover costs from the plaintiffs.

  3. Michael H. Wilson

    Steven the fight in Oregon has been going on since the early ’90s and all the work that Tonie Nathan and a few other did to build the party was ripped apart.

    The national LP and a few higher ups types had a chance years ago to stand up and tell people to stop, but instead they encouraged it. Now maybe this will put an end to it.

  4. Let the T-Rex of Talk Radio Entertain U2day

    Best year in decades to progress the LP in every state and we don’t need any circular firing squad to start forming now.

    LET A BUMPER STICKER TELL THEM – http://www.lpstuff.com/shop/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=4

    “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. VOTE LIBERTARIAN.” – http://www.lpstuff.com/shop/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=5

    “The lesser of the two evils is still evil. Vote Libertarian” – http://www.lpstuff.com/shop/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=246

  5. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    SW @ 3: From my outsider’s viewpoint, I think the fact that Mr Wagner and his group have stood up to those in the LNC who injected themselves into the state business, has sent a message some people need to hear. Nevada has been taken over, but Oregon fought back. Perhaps those in the LNC will think twice before becoming embroiled in a state’s business.

    I really don’t understand every little nuance of what happened, and, frankly, I don’t want to. It seems to me the fact that the Secretary of State
    has recognized the Wagner group should hold some sway.

  6. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Yes, I was already involved in other stuff tonight, Matt (but I still haven’t tried out that “exercise” thing that I’ve heard about, though).

  7. Oregon Libertarian

    Just found it interesting that Richard Burke, who is one of the ones who filed the law suite, is also the Oregon Director for the Gary Johnson Campaign.

  8. Pingback: Oregon Update: Plaintiff’s Response to Motion to Dismiss | Independent Political Report

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *