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JunkYardDogg Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:46 PM
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Ca-Merksamer Smoking Gun- in case you still have questions
This information is taken from the Lawsuit filed by
"Citizens to Save California",( against the State of California's Fair Political Practices Commission,)
the Alienators Front Group Pimping his Initiatives and "Special
Election"
The judge issued a Ruling Friday whereby there are NO limits to the amount of each individual contribution and/or amounts raised for Ballot Initiatives
news stories:
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breakin...
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/a...
Info on Citizens to Save Democracy:
http://www.joinarnold.com/en/press/pressdetail.php?id=6...

Lawsuit Highlights:
The firm bringing the Lawsuit:
Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Muelerr, & Naylor, LLP
The Attorneys filing the Lawsuit:
All Partners in Merksamer's FirM
James R. Parrinello
John E. Muller
Christopher R. Skinnell

Signed by James R. Parrinello
page 8
Page 9
Verification:
Vigo G. Nielsen Jr.
is the Treasurer of Citizens to Save California
he is a Partner in Merksamer's Firm
Highlights of the Lawsuit
from:
http://www.fppc.ca.gov/legal/savecomp.pdf

NIELSEN, MERKSAMER, PARRINELLO,
MUELLER & NAYLOR, LLP
JAMES R. PARRINELLO, SBN #63415
JOHN E. MUELLER, SBN #045663
CHRISTOPHER E. SKINNELL, SBN #227093
591 REDWOOD HIGHWAY, #4000
MILL VALLEY, CA 94941
TELEPHONE (415) 389-6800
FAX (415) 388-6874
Attorneys for Plaintiffs CITIZENS TO SA VE
CALIFORNIA, a Coalition of Business and Taxpayer
Organizations, a California Public Benefit Corporation,
and KEITH RICHMAN, M.D.
6
7
8
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 9
COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO 10
11 Case No. )
CITIZENS TO SAVE CALIFORNIA, a
Coalition of Business and Taxpayer
Organizations, a California Public Benefit
Corporation; Assembly Member KEITH
RICHMAN, M.D.,
COMPLAINT FOR
PERMANENT INJUNCTION
AND DECLARATORY RELIEF
13
14
Plaintiffs, 15
16 vs.
17
18
CALIFORNIA FAIR POLITICAL
PRACTICES COMMISSSION; DOES I -X,
inclusive, 19
20 Defendants.
21
22
23
24
I. INTRODUCTION
1. This action is brought to challenge an illegal regulation adopted by Defendant
Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) which, unless enjoined, will immediately chill
25
26
27
28
1
COMPLAINT FOR PERMANENT INJUNCfION AND DECLARATORY RELIEF
-~ ) p.lI ' :). 1 :7') I .I ..;. ,
I. On the First Cause of Action, that this Court issue preliminary and permanent
injunctions restraining Defendant and all persons acting pursuant to its direction and control 2
from taking any further steps to administer and/or enforce the Regulation including without
limit investigating alleged violations and complaints; and to declare the Regulation illegal.
2. On the Second Cause of Action, that this Court issue its judgment declaring
that the Regulation is illegal and unenforceable.
3. On each and every cause of action, that this Court grant such other, different or
further relief as the Court may deem just and proper. 8
9 Dated: February 8, 2005 NIELSEN, MERKSAMER, PARRINELLO,
MUELLER & NAYLOR, LLP
10
VERIFICATION
2
I am the Treasurer of Citizens to Save California, a Plaintiff in the above-titled 3
matter. I have read the foregoing COMPLAINT FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND 4
5
6
DECLARATORY RELIEF. I know the contents thereof, and the same is true of my own
knowledge, except as to matters therein stated on information and belief, and as to those
matters, I believe it to be true. 7
8
I foregoing is true and correct. 9
Executed on February 8, 2005, at Mill Valley, California. 10
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~:':. ~ ~~~, /ttt. Vigo G. Nielsen, Jr.


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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 04:25 AM
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1. Thanks, JYD! n/t
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 05:01 AM
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2. And they complained about Shelley's partisan hiring?
It just doesn't quite add up :shrug:.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 06:09 AM
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3. Actually, here's what they're really complaining about Shelly.
Edited on Sun Mar-27-05 06:15 AM by Wilms
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And your gonna act like you didn't know this?

It just doesn't quite add up :shrug:.

-on edit-

Be sure to go through them all.

But skip commenting on the HAVA ones, I heard your OPINION about that.

Tell me what you think about the campaign funds.
The never built building.
The stolen PDA.
The stone-walling of the investigation.

Tell me. :eyes:
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 10:00 PM
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4. "Actually, you need to do your homework"
I am getting tired of your insulting talk.

Give it a rest and read up:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And I don't know what you are referring to with your comment about my OPINION on HAVA. Reference please?
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 05:20 AM
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5. The insult is your obfuscation.
I've been asking you generally, to point me to DISCUSSION and ANALYSIS on this affair, and I implied the same for these stories linked above.

Having posted the story and a defense of Shelley and having dismissed all that tried to spark a more subtle approach is not what I had asked about. And I did mention I had been here but three months and hadn't seen it.

So you send me archiveing diving for more of the same MEME's you got going on this. That was unfair of you.

That's not the first time you've given me a wild thread-chase for a response. A waste of time I would have prefered to avoid. But I did it in the interest of fairness to you.

Again, where are the following -- not dismissed -- but discussed and analyzed? Specific posts, please?

Tell me what you think about the campaign funds.

The never built building.


These two I didn't see any posting at all. Did I miss it?

The stolen PDA.
The stone-walling of the investigation.

Here I referred simply to the fact that I've previously noted the commentary about it:

"But skip commenting on the HAVA ones, I heard your OPINION about that."


The balance of my book report is here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I'm sorry this all wasn't more enlightening.

Having watched and participated in numerous topics, I was left a bit unprepared for this.

I appreciate your concern for the election system, but not to the approach.
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