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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:13 PM

The Court Has Issued Summons to McConnell related to the Garland Nomination.

'On 09/03/2019, Equal Vote America Corp. (EVA) has filed a civil lawsuit against Mitch McConnell and Charles Grassley at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (CASE # 1:19-cv-08178) because of their complete obstruction of Chief Judge Garland’s nomination to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court during 2016.

Today, the District Court has duly issued the summons to the two named defendants:

MITCH McCONNELL in the capacity of the Senate Majority Leader, and
CHARLES GRASSLEY in the capacity of the Chairman of the Senate Judicial Committee
The case has been assigned to District Court Judge Denise L Cote, who has ordered the initial conference to be held on November 22nd, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. in Courtroom 18B, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007. The court session is open to the public, first come first seated.

As of today, more than 6,500 Fellow Americans have signed the Online Affidavit to join as co-plaintiffs. This has become the largest grass-root ordinary citizenry legal action to defend our constitutional rights for due process and equal protection of laws in our country’s history.

Multiple news sources reported on 05/28/2019 and 09/03/2019 that McConnell said the Republican-controlled Senate would fill an opening seat on the Supreme Court of the United States if there is an opening seat in 2020. This is in stark contrast with McConnell’s complete blockade of the Garland nomination by President Obama. Aside from the obvious hypocrisy and partisan power grab, McConnell’s own words added further evidence to support our lawsuit.

The Redress we are seeking is for the Court to Review and Declare that:

the Defendants’ refusal of confirmation process to a presidential nomination is unconstitutional.
the Defendants shall be held in contempt of the Constitution because they violated their oath to the Constitution.
the same well-established long-standing confirmation process shall be guaranteed for all presidential nominations in the future.
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https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/17/1886183/-The-Court-Has-Issued-Summon-to-McConnell-related-to-the-Garland-Nomination?

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Reply The Court Has Issued Summons to McConnell related to the Garland Nomination. (Original post)
elleng Sep 18 OP
Sanity Claws Sep 18 #1
FBaggins Sep 18 #2
napi21 Sep 18 #4
FBaggins Sep 18 #5
sharedvalues Sep 19 #11
malthaussen Sep 19 #12
trueblue2007 Sep 19 #9
BootinUp Sep 18 #3
PoliticAverse Sep 19 #6
FBaggins Sep 19 #7
Pepsidog Sep 19 #8
Control-Z Sep 19 #10

Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:19 PM

1. Let me interpret for lay folks

This just means that the law suit was filed.
Anyone file a law suit as long as you pay the filing fee.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:23 PM

2. Dismissed with prejudice

Likely the next news from the case

Lack of jurisdiction for the judge and standing for the plaintiffs.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:35 PM

4. Don't you think that totally depends on who the judge is? I don't disagree that may be the final

result. Either that or Orange Man's first pardon, but you are talking about New York. I suspect the judge is NOT a RW toady.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:37 PM

5. Not even a little bit

This one isn’t close.

Oh... I suppose there could be a judge with an unexpected reaction to a brand new medication who might go nuts... but this doesn’t even make an actionable claim.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 02:06 AM

11. Fine and sanctions for the attorneys

And McConnell and Grassley get their defense costs paid.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:22 PM

12. Pretty much my thought as well.

Nice dream, though. I really, really want to see Mitch McConnell squirm.

-- Mal

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:07 AM

9. i hope they win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:32 PM

3. Waste of time I would guess. Nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:05 AM

6. Equal Vote America has also sued Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.....

along with Mitch McConnellr Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump over the "unconstitutional government shutdown"
See: https://dockets.justia.com/docket/new-york/nysdce/1:2019cv00777/509033 ).

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:21 AM

7. Several lawsuits in fact

There's also one saying that the electoral college is unconstitutional... and one asking the court to force Gorsuch to resign and Garland to be seated.

I'm sure that he would have one trying to force Pelosi to impeach if he weren't so busy redrafting his pleading over and over when he's notified of deficiencies.


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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:00 AM

8. Regardless of its merits, I like it.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:27 AM

10. Yeah. So do I. eom

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