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Federal judge strikes down claims in lawsuit filed by activist against Sarah Palin
Star Tribune (AP) ^ | 9/27/2012 | BECKY BOHRER

Posted on 09/27/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT by South40

JUNEAU, Alaska - A federal judge on Thursday struck down claims in a lawsuit alleging that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acted to silence an activist who complained about traffic around the governor's mansion in 2009.

U.S District Judge Timothy Burgess granted Palin's request for summary judgment, finding that activist Chip Thoma failed to provide the evidence necessary to support his claims. Palin's attorney, John Tiemessen, said the ruling means that, as a matter of law, no valid claims stand, and it should lead to dismissal of the case.

Thoma sued for at least $100,000, claiming that Palin, while governor, undertook an effort to punish, embarrass, discredit and silence him after he complained about tour bus traffic around the mansion following her failed 2008 vice presidential bid.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 09/27/2012 7:30:03 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Yep just most of the Judicial Terrorism Gov Palin was subjected to by the Progressive Fascist clown posse. Glad to see Alaska still has judges not politicians in robes


2 posted on 09/27/2012 7:33:17 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: South40
One of the side benefits of having coin is being able to hire damn good attorneys.

Good job, Governor.

3 posted on 09/27/2012 7:34:40 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: South40

Loser pays would put an end to crap like this


4 posted on 09/27/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: South Dakota
Loser pays would put an end to crap like this

We'd have to win enough that Soros, The Tides Foundation, The Heinz/Kerry Foundation, Peter Lewis (Progressive Insurance), etc., got tired of pissing their money away for no results.

Cheers!

5 posted on 09/27/2012 8:14:53 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: South40
Some people will sell their liberty for a very cheap price. Reminds me of the man who sold his inheritance for a bowl of pottage.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 9:17:57 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Woops! Wrong thread!


7 posted on 09/27/2012 9:35:54 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: South40
Oh come on - it's not the evidence, it's the enormity of the charge!
8 posted on 09/28/2012 1:45:11 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Indep. Payment Advisory Board = "Death Panels")
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