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Florida LP Chair Adrian Wyllie: Prosecution Caught Unprepared, “Huge” REAL ID Court Challenge Rescheduled

Emailed to IPR:

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA – The State of Florida is facing a legal challenge to the new driver’s license requirements as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security under the REAL ID Act. Libertarian Party of Florida Chairman and syndicated radio talk host Adrian Wyllie was cited for driving without a license, and will argue that the new DL requirements force citizens to waive their constitutional rights in order to be granted the “privilege” of driving.… Read more ...

Laura Wells, California Green for Governor, Appears in Court on Election Day on “Trespassing” Charge from Debate

Ballot Access News:

Laura Wells, Green Party gubernatorial nominee, will appear in court in San Rafael, California, on election day. She was arrested for trespassing last month when she tried to sit in the audience for one of the Jerry Brown-Meg Whitman major party gubernatorial debates. She and her attorney, Matt Gonzalez, are holding a press conference on the county courthouse steps at 12:30 p.m.… Read more ...

This morning, 3/20/09, court heard oral arguments in Nader vs. DNC

(excerpt from) The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
D.C. Circuit Judges Hear Out Nader

Ralph Nader appeared this morning with his attorney, Oliver Hall, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, who argued that Nader’s 2004 presidential campaign had been “drained” and “distracted” by a coordinated effort [by the DNC, et al] to neutralize him with lawsuits…

…the judges grilled Hall for 43 minutes in what was scheduled as a 15-minute argument…

…Their questions centered on two issues: the statute of limitations on the torts of abuse of process and malicious prosecution alleged in the complaint and whether the 29 lawsuits, 24 of which were ultimately dismissed, could be considered “objectively baseless” under a test for abuse of process…

After the hearing, Nader explained why he brought the case.

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