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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 07:07 AM
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10. well, here's what I think
I am not a big Bob Fitrakis fan, so it's sort of hard for me to cultivate a sympathetic understanding of his legal tactics. Yeah, this particular lawsuit has to do with what Ohio did wrong, which certainly leaves a lot of people out. They sued Blackwell in the first instance, and when Brunner replaced Blackwell, she automatically became the defendant -- no offense to Brunner intended. But if they could prove (I don't expect this to happen!!) that Blackwell actually stuck the Tennessee server between the county and state machines, not only would that help the lawsuit, but it might be a useful outcome of the lawsuit. That is, the discovery made possible through the lawsuit could be useful in itself. I'm not saying that this is so, but it is an angle to consider.

The legal system itself constrains what is and isn't germane to any particular lawsuit. I'm sure these folks would love to sue Karl Rove, but that would be hard to support on the evidence presently available to them. (I have no clue what, if anything, Rove had to do with Ohio.) We could debate the merits of suing various other people; it would probably be moot, since I don't have the resources to sue anyone.

Plenty is irksome, I won't deny that.
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