Nader's legal team survived three motions to dismiss, two summary judgment motions by the Commission defendants and was prepared to go to trial today in Boston. During preparation for trial, it became clear that the lawyer for the allegedly "non-partisan" CPD had created a "face sheet" that was distributed to security personnel to bar several well-known third-party presidential and vice-presidential candidates from attending the debate.Howard Friedman, Nader's lead counsel, said "the Massachusetts civil rights law does not allow a corporation through police power to use threats, intimidation, or force to violate the First Amendment rights of people because they disagree with the Commission."
1. Text of Letter of apology
from the Commission on Presidential Debates To Ralph Nader
2. October 5, 200 Letter From Ralph Nader to CPD Co-Chairs Over Debate Admission Rejection
Text of Letter of apology from the Commission on Presidential Debates To Ralph Nader
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