On June 11, a lawsuit was filed by 119 Republican delegates to the Republican National Convention, alleging that all delegates should be allowed to vote for whomever they wish at the upcoming convention, and also complaining about various instances when the Republican National Committee showed bias in favor of Mitt Romney and against other candidates for the nomination. The overwhelming number of delegates in the lawsuit are Ron Paul supporters. Paul does not endorse this lawsuit but neither has he criticized it. The case is Delegates to the Republican National Convention et al v Republican National Committee et al. It is filed in U.S. District Court in Orange County, California, and is case 8:12-cv-927. The case also includes a few non-delegate voters.
The case was assigned to Judge David O. Carter, who promptly referred it to Alternate Dispute Resolution, a system in which cases are mediated.
The plaintiffs include the following number of Delegates from each of these states: Alabama 1, Alaska 2, Arizona 53, California 3, Colorado 4, Florida 1, Georgia 35, Illinois 3, Iowa 1, Louisiana 1, Maine 2, Massachusetts 2, Michigan 3, Missouri 2, Nevada 3, New Jersey 1, South Carolina 1, Texas 1. The attorney for the delegates is Richard C. Gilbert of Santa Ana, California.