Feature Story
October 24, 2001

JUDGE THROWS AMERICAN PATROL SUIT OUT OF COURT
Outrageous ruling says Times killing of Villaraigosa ad was "free speech"
 JUDGES RULING DICTATED BY TIMES

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Emilie H. Elias tossed out lawsuit brought by American Patrol against the L.A. Times and Daily News claiming it was intended to "chill the valid exercise of the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and petition for the redress of grievances." (California Code of Civil Procedures 425.16. (a))

EMILIE H. ELIAS (Times disqualified first judge as biased.)

Elias Ruling, page 1  |  Page 2
WE ARE IN DANGER
   This outrageous ruling is a clear demonstration just how lawless our nation has become. The L.A. Times sought to stifle the free speech of American Patrol, not the other way around! A casual reading of the SLAPP law shows just how insane this ruling is. Our filing with the court proves it.
   Each and every time anyone seriously threatens the established power structure over immigration issues, they are slapped down. Proposition 187 was killed by an illegal act by Gov. Davis, following an outrageous ruling by a federal judge.
   The L.A. Times is a tyrannical organization. It does not permit dissension. It owns the Los Angeles Superior Court system. It was so desperate to keep this suit out of court, it persuaded a judge to violate the constitution.
We are all in danger.
--- Glenn Spencer
P.S. We will appeal.
Note: In papers filed with the court, the Times and Daily News admitted that the Times threatened legal action against the Daily News if it printed our ad. The Daily News admitted that it had approved our ad and that it was only the Times' threat that killed it. The claim of copyright infringement issue was bogus and the court never ruled on it.


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