Not News: Federal Judge Tosses Sore Loser Former Congressman’s Claim Against Susan B. Anthony’s List
By Tom Blumer | January 27, 2013 | 10:54
It’s not very often that a federal judge begins a ruling by saying that “Sometimes even a person with excellent vision does not see the forest for the trees.” That happened yesterday in a case involving former First District Democratic Congressman and sore loser Steve Driehaus, whose district mostly comprised the western two-thirds of Cincinnati’s Hamilton County. Yet it’s not news at Gannett’s Cincinnati Enquirer – or anywhere else, for that matter.
After his 2010 defeat at the hands of Republican Steve Chabot, Driehaus sued the Susan B. Anthony List in federal court for defamation and – get this – “loss of livelihood.” Why? Because, during that campaign, SBAL told Driehaus’s constituents – correctly, it has since been proven – that his vote for ObamaCare was a betrayal of his pro-life principles. Yesterday, despite his obvious conflict of interest as former president and director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati, Judge Timothy Black, a Barack Obama appointment, found a way to do what he should have done in the first place, and rejected Driehaus’s nonsense.
A pro-abortion judge still recognized that this case was about free speech! 1.5 kudos! And as this NewsBusters article points out at some length, SBAL’s campaign claim has also proved to be true (something judge did not comment on in this decision, possibly because doing so was not necessary).