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Former DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe Loses Democratic Primary for Virginia Governor

from Ballot Access News
Terry McAuliffe Loses Democratic Primary for Virginia Governor

June 9th, 2009

On June 9, Virginia Democrats held a primary to choose a gubernatorial candidate. Terry McAuliffe, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, placed a distant second to a Virginia state legislator, Creigh Deeds.

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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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