A Lawsuit to Silence Political Dissension



This lawsuit has far-reaching implications and it’s an outrage that a judge would let it go forward. This suit, if won, could put a halt to freedom of political speech. It goes against the First Amendment and criminalizes a difference of opinion. 

Ohio’s 1st Congressional Democrat Steve Driehaus was voted out of office after one term. He decided he would sue the Susan B. Anthony List for his lost bid for re-election. This group , the Susan B. Anthony List, supports pro-life candidates for Congress and has been very effective in the fight to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

“During the 2010 elections the Susan B. Anthony List engaged in a campaign to identify and call out a group of allegedly anti-abortion-rights members of Congress who provided the margin that allowed President Barack Obama’s reform of the nation’s healthcare system to get through the U.S. House of Representatives. The Susan B. Anthony List said their vote in favor of the law, which did not include any pro-life protections, amounted to a betrayal of their pro-life principles.

According to Driehaus, who was one of that group, what the Susan B. Anthony List said in its public communications amounted to a malicious lie that contributed to his defeat. Amazingly, rather than laugh the suit out of court U.S. District Court judge Timothy S. Black, an Obama appointee, is allowing it to go forward.”

Another outrage explains this. The Judge has a serious conflict of interest in that he is the former president and director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati, but he did not recuse himself. Read here: US News