Lawsuit - Time to take the gloves offSubmitted by Jailtime on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 17:32
We can play by the rules and still take the gloves off in what has been a completely underhanded approach from TPTB and the Romney team.
I like the talk that I've been reading about regarding filing a lawsuit, but small claims court is not the answer. The Answer is in RICO
Take a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrup...
Civil causes can be filed under RICO. The pattern of activity across the country which has been taking place is organized, coordinated and comes from the top down. Unlike small claims court, RICO as an approach would more directly implicate the people at the top who are directing and giving orders to deceive, disenfranchise, break rules and likely break laws as well
"Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of "racketeering activity." RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages."
So you can triple the monetary damages.
"The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows for the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because they did not actually do it."
We need to implicate the corrupt and criminal activity which is subverting our democratic process. If you are going to take on the system through legal means, let's get a group together of delegates who have been harmed, get a lawyer who will work on contingency for a % of the amount won. In fact the lawyer could get all of it, what we really need is the legal victory that the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee leadership has committed Racketeering and has been found guilty under RICO.