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No free-speech issue: Judge tosses lawsuit targeting Sarah Palin
LAT/AP ^ | September 28, 2012 | Kim Murphy/Associated Press

Posted on 09/28/2012 4:24:38 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

It was a case of turning lemonade into lemons -- Sarah Palin-style, contends a self-described citizen lobbyist.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: chipthoma; freespeech; palin; sarahpalin; thoma
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1 posted on 09/28/2012 4:24:46 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

The DNC needs to teach their boy, Chippy, how to “shop for judges”. LOL!


2 posted on 09/28/2012 4:28:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Or, if we had rational honest reporters, Leftist attempt at Judicial Terrorism against Palin dismissed as completely baseless

Thank God Alaska still has some judges rather then politicians in robes left.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 4:28:44 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: Evil Slayer

now if we could just get that “loser pays” tort reform in place a lot of this silliness will go away.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 4:33:41 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Evil Slayer

I wonder how much this ludicrous, frivolous lawsuit cost the Palin family directly out-of-pocket. They were averaging roughly $50,000 each, the last I remember. And, towards the end of Palin’s governorship, these baseless lawsuits were being filed roughly once a week... all carefully calculated to bankrupt her and drive her from office. The lovely media kept up a drumbeat of “ethics charges against Palin” headlines, as well, designed to imprint the notion that she was the most corrupt politician living. Talk about being boxed in from all sides (and none in the damned GOP leadership spoke up or lifted a finger to help her). Still burns me the hell up.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 5:02:22 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Evil Slayer

Sarah Palin. Taking up residence in lefty heads 24/7/365.

God bless you, Sarah.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Evil Slayer
How many does this make now ... 13 - 14 or more lawsuits she's had to defend against? The DNC parachuted in dozens of lawyers and "advocacy Journ-0-lists" to Alaska to dig for Palin gold when she dared run for the Vice Presidency.

Pro-America, Pro-Life, Pro Traditional Family, Pro-Christian and Pro-Capitalist. These qualities threaten the very fabric of leftism in America and the World today. I think she's a great lady. JMHO.

7 posted on 09/28/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Evil Slayer

And people still argue that she quit halfway without considering the reasons...


8 posted on 10/03/2012 8:01:25 AM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (Time to Reload)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

Yep, some people are just EVIL.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 8:03:53 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
Read it and weep, faux conservative. Another lawsuit!

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-sarah-palin-tour-buses-20120928,0,5522246.story

No free-speech issue: Judge tosses lawsuit targeting Sarah Palin

By Kim Murphy

September 28, 2012, 10:27 a.m.

It was a case of turning lemonade into lemons -- Sarah Palin-style, contends a self-described citizen lobbyist.

Chip Thoma, a longtime Alaska activist, said the former Alaska governor ordered her staff to destroy his reputation after he complained about the large number of tour buses driving by for a peek at the governor’s mansion.

Palin, he said in a federal court lawsuit, saw an opportunity to portray herself as a victim of his traffic complaints. She directed her staff to put out the word that Thoma was not only trying to drive her out of the governor’s mansion, the lawsuit contended, but had stooped to criticizing her daughter Piper’s lemonade stand -- a dagger Thoma insists he never threw.

The former governor’s real motive, he said, was to use him to explain why she was spending so much time away from Juneau; critics had suggested she shouldn’t be collecting per diem pay for living at her home in Wasilla, Alaska.

Though Thoma cited quotes purporting to be from Palin’s own emails to back up his story, a federal judge threw out his lawsuit on Thursday, ruling that the quotes weren’t admissible, and that Thoma’s 1st Amendment rights to free speech weren’t violated.

“Thoma chose to engage on a public issue, and although Thoma believes that he was insulted in response, this does not necessarily rise to the level of a constitutional violation,” U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess said in his order. “Thoma remained free to express his opinion on the traffic issue -- he simply decided not to.”

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10 posted on 11/22/2012 4:56:29 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: greene66
Still burns me the hell up.

Ditto.
11 posted on 11/22/2012 5:01:37 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Sing it, Freddie...

http://youtu.be/rY0WxgSXdEE


12 posted on 11/22/2012 5:04:10 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You realize that this lawsuit was filed 1-2 years AFTER she quit......

..... after she quit.

You know that right?


13 posted on 11/22/2012 6:37:55 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
You realize that this lawsuit was filed 1-2 years AFTER she quit....

It was another frivolous lawsuit filed against her in regards to something that allegedly took place while she was Governor. You do understand what a lawsuit is, don't you, faux conservative? Do you understand what harassment is?

14 posted on 11/22/2012 6:59:20 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

.... not while she was governor....

AFTER she was governor and WHILE she was a multi millionaire media star.

You know that.

Right?


15 posted on 11/22/2012 7:10:04 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
.... not while she was governor....

Just how dumb are you, faux conservative?

http://www.kare11.com/rss/article/993455/18/Judge-dismisses-lawsuit-against-Sarah-Palin

Last week, U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess struck down claims brought by activist Chip Thoma, who alleged that Palin acted to silence him for complaining about traffic around the governor's mansion in 2009.

It wasn't immediately clear what those costs would total. A private attorney and an attorney for the state were involved in the case on Palin's behalf.

16 posted on 11/22/2012 7:23:42 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

.... aren’t all Republican governors sued like this?

But she is the only one who quit.

BTW, this lawsuit was brought AFTER she quit. Correct? After.... So it was not a reason she quit..... right?


17 posted on 11/22/2012 7:28:55 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
aren’t all Republican governors sued like this?

They are? Prove it. Post the numbers. The lawsuit was filed for an alleged occurrence when Palin was Governor. The harassment kept up even after she resigned, faux conservative.

Do you know the meaning of frivolous? Do you know the meaning of harassment?

18 posted on 11/22/2012 8:23:54 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

How many lawsuits were filed against Palin while she was governor?

I’ll wait patiently for your answer.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 8:31:57 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I already posted links to lawsuits against Governor Scott Walker, Governor Rick Scott and my own Governor Rick Snyder.

I agree.....All frivolous....

They didn’t quit. What’s your point?


20 posted on 11/22/2012 8:50:51 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand Since 2012-04-09

I smell a rat.


21 posted on 11/22/2012 8:53:19 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
I already posted links to lawsuits against Governor Scott Walker, Governor Rick Scott and my own Governor Rick Snyder.

What is the total number among those 3 governors in two years ? Are you really as dumb as you seem, faux conservative?

22 posted on 11/22/2012 9:09:59 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

He can’t answer, he rode the lightning.


23 posted on 11/24/2012 12:00:27 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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