Thursday, October 13, 2005

Fieger sues Cox, Land, Judge Markman

This joker is at it again. From the AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Geoffrey Fieger sued Attorney General Mike Cox the same day he announced his plan to challenge the incumbent in 2006.

Fieger, a trial lawyer who won the 1998 Democratic nomination for governor, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Cox, Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and state Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman, accusing them of conspiring to retaliate against him and deprive him of his free speech rights.

What's the big deal? This....

Since March, Cox's office has been investigating a $450,000 television ad campaign that urged viewers to "vote no" against Markman in last year's Supreme Court race. Markman easily won re-election. But it was not until June — seven months after the election — that Fieger, a multimillionaire, filed papers in Oakland County acknowledging he paid for the anti-Markman ads.

That's BIGTIME illegal.

The type of independent expenditure report Fieger made is supposed to be filed months earlier than when he submitted the paperwork, county clerks say.

That's an understatement. I treasured several campaigns. In candidate committees, as well as ballot committees, we have 3 filing dates, an Annual in January, a pre-election report, and post election report. Going from memory, I believe the pre-election is due 10 days before the election(primary or general), and the post election is due 10 days after the primary or general.

Now I'm sure Fieger avoided this because his name is poison with the general public, and didn't want people to know that he spend $450K(which may be illegal as well, I'm not sure what the judicial donation limit is).

In short, this lawsuit is a giant pile of crap. I wouldn't expect anything less from Mr. Fieger. Cox should turn around and bust his sorry ass for this frivolous lawsuit.

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