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Dem AG Targets 90 Conservative Groups in Climate Change Racketeering Suit

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups to use the legal system against companies and organizations that disagree with and advocate against Democratic policies to address global climate change.

    The existence of the subpoena was first reported by the Wall Street Journal in April. A newly released copy obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveals the names of the organizations targeted in the effort, which had previously been redacted.

    Those organizations include some of the nation’s preeminent conservative and libertarian nonprofit groups. The AG is requesting Exxon Mobil communications with the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, the Federalist Society, the Hoover Institution, the Reason Foundation, and the Mercatus Institute, among other groups.

    One target of the subpoena, the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, has already publicly responded to Walker. Its attorney called the attorney general’s subpoena “a blatant attempt to intimidate and harass an organization for advancing views that you oppose.”

    “Your demand on CEI is offensive, it is un-American, it is unlawful, and it will not stand,” wrote Andrew M. Grossman, an attorney with the Washington firm BakerHostetler. “You can either withdraw it or expect to fight.”

    Walker’s efforts will likely meet similar resistance from other organizations targeted by the subpoena, some of which have publicly denounced it in reference to its targeting of CEI.

    Hans von Spakovsky, a former Federal Election Commissioner and a senior legal fellow at Heritage, called the subpoena “a truly outrageous abuse of [the attorney general’s] authority and a misuse of the law.”

    “This investigation is intended to silence and chill any opposition,” von Spakovsky wrote. “It is disgraceful and contemptible behavior by public officials who are willing to exploit their power to achieve ideological ends.

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/dem-ag-targets-90-conservative-groups-climate-change-racketeering-suit/
     
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    Rev. Mitchell, don't you agree that holding a belief that contradicts the government belief that climate change is manmade is gangster criminal activity? AlienAlienAlien
     
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    Disagree with liberals and they'll try to use the government and the legal system to shut you up. That's just the way it is.

    Scared to death of alternative ideas and differing opinions.
     
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    George Orwell was prescient.

    (Of course I know he wasn't prescient. But he watched the communists he worked alongside during the Spanish Civil War, and could see the trajectory if such a system could take root in the western world. Which it apparently has...)
     
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    Its not just that it is about redistributing American wealth out of the country.
     
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    That is always agenda #1. Anything goes to accomplish the end.
     
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    Sounds like Saul Alinski's method.
     
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