D.C. Court of Appeals Won’t Block Raid On Ralph Nader’s Bank Account by Pennsylvania Democrats

On May 10, a 3-judge panel of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals refused to block Pennsylvania Democrats from seizing $56,928 from Ralph Nader’s bank accounts located in Washington, D.C. Back in 2004, Nader’s petition had been held to lack sufficient valid signatures. Under Pennsylvania’s unique system for checking signatures on petitions, when a petition is found not to have enough valid signatures, court costs are levied against the candidate. Here is the decision, Nader v Serody, 09-cv-906.

Later evidence revealed that Pennsylvania Democrats used state employees, on state time, for their challenge. They also used state computers for the work of readying the challenge. Some Pennsylvania legislative employees, and even one legislator, were later sent to prison for this. The Pennsylvania state courts had ordered Nader to pay costs before any of this had become known. But the D.C. Court of Appeals said if there is any injustice, the injustice lies in the Pennsylvania state courts, and the federal system requires D.C. bank officials to enforce orders of courts from outside the District in such cases.

Ironically, the D.C. Court of Appeals took so long to decide this case, that even more revelations about the 2004 Pennsylvania process came out after the hearing in D.C. The D.C. hearing was on April 21, 2010, and the judges took over two years to decide the case.


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  1. This is a truly disgusting action by the courts and by these Democrats in Pennsylvania. Shame on them.

  2. Due to the EVIL statist Donkeys/Elephants, ballot access stuff is now a W-A-R activity — i.e. If a person is an amateur, then he/she will be wiped out by the EVIL statists.


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  3. This continuing tragedy is almost unbearable. Nader is our citizenship teacher, long striving to demonstrate how to take on special intrests. It is clear that both parties have become special interests and care nothing for citizens who know they have the right to participate and to protest unconstititional actions. This development demonstrates clearly that the courts are more vulnerable to unreasonable influence than ever before.

  4. Such an injustice! I will never vote for another Democrat again! And I ask all others to follow the same course, UNLESS and until the Democratic Party officially apologizes to Ralph Nader and the voters of this country (We the people), and makes Ralph Nader whole for his losses. Onward free voters, Sebastian McGarigle

  5. This is awful, terrible, and disgustinng. How can a political party get into a private citizen’s bank account. This is unbelievable.

  6. The Democratic Party operatives could stop this in a heartbeat. But they still fear Ralph Nader’s articulation of issues the major parties don’t want to debate. Complicity of the American media and press is just as galling.

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