A group of Bernie Sanders supporters is suing the Democratic National Committee for rigging the 2016 primary process in favor of Hillary Clinton.
So far, the DNC isn’t showing any signs of being sorry for what happened.
The Washington Examiner reports:
DNC argues in court: We don’t owe anyone a fair primary process
The Democratic National Committee is currently defending itself in court against a lawsuit brought by Bernie Sanders supporters over the Democratic presidential primary process. And the proceedings, including an April 25 hearing in which the party argued the case should be dismissed, are already becoming quite amusing.
As Michael Sainato puts it in the Observer, “lawyers representing the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz double[d] down on arguments confirming the disdain the Democratic establishment has toward Bernie Sanders supporters and any entity challenging the party’s status quo.”
This lawsuit’s merits are dubious, it should be noted from the outset. The courts would set an unfortunate precedent if they started dictating how the political parties are governed and how they choose their candidates — it veers dangerously close to the political question doctrine…
In this case, DNC lawyers argue that they don’t owe anyone a fair process, and that the rules in their charter are basically not binding in court. In fact, if they wanted, DNC attorney Bruce Spiva argued, they could choose their nominee in a smoke-filled back room and it still wouldn’t be legally actionable.
The trouble with this argument is the fact that the Democratic Party tried to portray it as a fair process.
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In fact, Democrats are constantly making arguments about fairness. It’s one of their favorite talking points.
Even if the DNC didn’t technically break the law, they will pay a price in support.
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