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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Court Rules Against Trump in Major Victory for Democracy

Here is a statement yesterday from Free the Delegates, one of the major groups working to stop Trump at the Republican Convention.  This is indeed good news for the doctrine of free association.  Meanwhile major media outlets such as NPR have continued to give Trump favorable treatment.  Their lack of information and understanding is appalling and continues to be passed on to an unwitting American public to the detriment of our democracy.


Statement Monday from Free the Delegates:


This afternoon, in a groundbreaking decision, the courts overturned a Virginia state law that bound delegates to cast their convention votes for the winner of the state's primary.
The suit, which alleged that such a law violates the First Amendment rights of delegates, was brought by Beau Correll — a Virginia delegate and a founding member of Free the Delegates.
He said:
"Delegates to the Republican National Convention who cherish their freedom of speech, association, and voting their conscience applaud today's favorable decision by the federal court. This ruling establishes fresh precedent that the Rules Committee, all delegates to the Convention, and the Trump campaign themselves must take heed of. The strong-arm of the government has no business commandeering the actions of private individuals in private organizations, such as political parties."
This is a victory that puts upwards of 20 states in play, and could upend Donald Trump's path to victory as more states unbind their delegates.

Free the Delegates

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