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Federal court rejects 'Joe the Plumber' suit
Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2012 | DAN SEWELL

Posted on 03/27/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal judges in Cincinnati have rejected a lawsuit by "Joe the Plumber" claiming his rights were violated by a state records search after he voiced public concern over taxes to then-candidate Barack Obama.

The three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld dismissal of the lawsuit. Samuel Wurzelbacher (WUR'-zuhl-bah-kur) became nationally known as "Joe" during the 2008 presidential campaign after the much-quoted discussion.

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1 posted on 03/27/2012 9:55:51 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like Palin, Carrie Prejean, former President George Bush and former Vice President Cheney, Joe will never get fair treatment.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 9:58:39 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is no right to privacy if you embarrass the Anointed Democrat - that right is restricted to killing unborn children and embarrassing conservatives.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 9:59:15 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The power to tax is the power to destroy!


4 posted on 03/27/2012 10:01:59 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The judges found Wurzelbacher wasn't harmed and there was no interference with his free speech by the "fruitless database searches" conducted.

See? It's not a police state if nobody gets killed.

5 posted on 03/27/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The law is for the little people.

Not for big, important liberals.

Now go pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)


6 posted on 03/27/2012 10:02:58 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Pollster1

The irony of all this is that the controversy came out over Zer0’s response, not Joe’s question.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 10:41:24 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should appeal to the Supreme Court. It does not matter that he was individually harmed. The message was sent to the public that anyone who questions those in power face persecution from the government. They caused him public embarassment and harrasment. He may not have been physically harmed but the Democrats did the best they could with what little they had.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT by WMarshal (Bitter Clinger)
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To: WMarshal

Hmmm, wonder how the judges would feel if it were their records being rifled and publicized?


9 posted on 03/27/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the people who conducted the database search, and dissemenated his personal info were punished or dismissed, how is it his rights weren’t violated? Does this now open the possibility of these people petitioning the court to get their jobs back, and/or be reimbursed for any fines they were forced to pay?


10 posted on 03/27/2012 1:53:30 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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