Category: Ralph Nader

Apr 26 2013

Ralph Nader Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Prevent Pennsylvania 2004 Petition Challengers from Seizing Nader’s Bank Account

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 25, Ralph Nader asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal from a ruling of a District of Columbia court, that authorized the seizure of $81,102 from Nader’s bank account in Washington, D.C. The appeal is called Nader v Serody; the case number hasn’t been assigned yet. Here is the cert petition. The dispute arose in 2004, when challengers to Nader’s Pennsylvania ballot access petition persuaded Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Maine Supreme Court Again Hears Procedural Arguments on Whether Ralph Nader is Entitled to a Trial Over Democratic Tactics in 2004

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 10, the Maine Supreme Court again heard oral arguments in Nader v The Maine Democratic Party, Wash-10-678. Here is an article about the arguments. The issue is still whether or not Ralph Nader is entitled to a trial in his case against the Democratic Party and its allies for its behavior in 2004, trying to keep him off the ballot in as many states as possible. Here is another article. Read more »

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Mar 26 2013

Ralph Nader, on C-SPAN, Talks About U.S. Election System

Source: Ballot Access News

Raw Story has this story about Ralph Nader’s recent appearance on C-SPAN for 4 and one-half minutes. The article also provides a link to the C-SPAN interview. Nader has some interesting predictions about 2016, toward the end.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Mar 23 2013

Ralph Nader: The Sociocide of Iraq by Bush/Cheney

Source: Nader.org

By Ralph Nader

Ten years ago George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, as war criminals, launched the sociocide of the people of Iraq – replete with embedded television and newspaper reporters chronicling the invasion through the Bush lens. That illegal war of aggression was, of course, based on recognized lies, propaganda and cover-ups that duped or co-opted leading news institutions such as the New York Times and the Read more »

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Feb 08 2013

Ralph Nader: Generalissima Clinton Expanding the Empire

Source: Nader.org

By Ralph Nader

Hillary Clinton has completed her four-year tenure as Secretary of State to the accolades of both Democratic and Republican Congressional champions of the budget-busting “military-industrial complex,” that President Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address. Behind the public relations sheen, the photo-opportunities with groups of poor people in the developing world, an ever more militarized State Department operated under Clinton’s leadership. Read more »

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Feb 07 2013

District of Columbia’s Appeals Court Won’t Block Seizure of $56,928 from Ralph Nader’s Bank Account Over Pennsylvania 2004 Challenge

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 25, 2013, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals denied Ralph Nader’s request for a rehearing in Nader v Serody, 09-cv-906. This means that the individuals who challenged Ralph Nader’s petition in Pennsylvania in 2004 are now free to obtain $56,928 from Nader’s bank account in Washington, D.C. However, the order does not go into effect until April 25, to give Nader an opportunity to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block the fund seizure. It is possible Nader will indeed Read more »

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Jan 15 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments in Ralph Nader’s Case Against the FEC

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C., heard oral arguments in Nader v Federal Election Commission, 12-5134. Back in 2004, various units of the Democratic Party (both state and national) and their allies spent millions of dollars in a massive attempt to keep Ralph Nader off the ballot in as many states as possible. These campaign expenditures were never reported to the FEC. Nader asked the FEC to investigate this apparent violation of the campaign finance laws, but the FEC stalled for Read more »

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Dec 01 2012

Ralph Nader: Reining in Obama and His Drones

Source: Nader.org

By Ralph Nader

Barack Obama, former president of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law lecturer, should go back and review his coursework. He seems to have declined to comport his presidency to the rule of law.

Let’s focus here on his major expansion of drone warfare in defiance of international law, statutory law Read more »

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Nov 09 2012

Three Lawsuits Involving Ralph Nader’s 2004 Candidacy are Still Active

Source: Ballot Access News

Ralph Nader’s litigation on various election law issues from the 2004 election are still moving along in various courts.

Nader’s lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission, over the FEC’s refusal to even ask various state Democratic Parties and various law firms to respond to his complaint will be argued on January 14, 2013, in the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. The Democratic Party spent millions of dollars in 2004 in Read more »

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Nov 05 2012

Nader’s third-party debate raises alternate issues

Source: USA Today (via Ballot Access News)

12:52PM EST November 5. 2012 – If you are bored by the predictable back-and-forth and toothless generalities of the presidential campaign, a debate of third-party presidential candidates is a nice antidote.

Sunday night in Washington, D.C., consumer crusader Ralph Nader hosted one of these debates, a kind of salon for fringey political ideas. The candidates are gathering again Monday on Russia Today, the Read more »

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