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    The the old Senator decides to waste one penny of our tax dollars on this, I am thinking I may sue. I've spoken to some lawyers (Not Ty Law or Lawyer Milloy !), and they may be willing to represent me for free. They say that his actions may actually be illegal if he uses money on this. Since this does not include anything that is breaking a law (like steroids), Congress has no place in this. I'm thinking may sue for 100mill.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    What are the Damages to you?
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    Personally I think a better way to go and one less costly is to figure out how to file an ethics violation, there seems be an appearance of inpropriety by Spectre with his relationship with Comcast and his actions against the NFL..

    The standard of proof is much different, and congressmen hate this stuff.. it goes directly at their "integrity".
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    THAT is the committee website..it is headed by Barbraa Boxer..there also is a manual..which I am sure is detailed and unfortunately, Specter, being an ex-prosecutor, might know how to have a conflict of interest without breaking the rules...


    http://ethics.senate.gov/
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    No you didn't.

    B/c if you did they would say you don't have standing to sue and if pressed would have told you to read Frothingham v. Mellon.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    hmm class action sounds like a plan I could finally by my season tickets with the winnings
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    This is the most idiotic idea ever. You and the rest of the Pats fans that stand alongside you would get absolutely crushed. Let him burn in flames on his own.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    So you're going to sue the taxpayers for $100,000,000 to prevent something that might cost $50,000...
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    The fact that they would be spending MY tax dollars on this, constitutes the damages. I pay a good 35% (thereabouts) of my salary towards taxes.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought Senators are immune from civil lawsuits for actions they do in office. I don't think you can sue Specter even if you can prove he broke the law in his conflict of interest here.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    No, the attempted lawsuit by a 3rd string Rams player from 2001 against the Pats was the most idiotic idea ever.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    dont you realize we already recieved damages for this it was called the tax stimulus package. Ok this is treading very close to a political discussion we should probably stop
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    you don't have standing. Wasting your tax dollars is not damages, if it was everyone could sue for everything they didn't like, war in iraq, the whitewater witch hunt, food stamps, overpriced military toilet seats, etc.

    you don't have standing, go read

    Frothingham v. Mellon.

    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=262&invol=447
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    Nope, he would have standing. Might not be able to make out a COA, but he would have standing.

    You don't even have standing.

    Besides it is a political question so that is a second reason why the court would dismiss.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    Bingo. Use this, not the lawsuit that even if you get to file,even if you get to win (big "if"s) you get awarded like $1 because you can't prove damages and stuff. This'll hurt him.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    You realize that that COA ( cause of action) and points of standing, political question,ripeness, mootness etc went over the head of most of this board who haven't had the pleasure of sitting for a bar exam...
    I agree with you re court rejecting the case.....
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    Our government wastes our money every year. Ever heard of 'earnmark'.? They need to be hold accountable for it but it is not going to happen. We have money to do all stupid stuffs but we don't have enough for education,health care, and other benefits.

    In America, you can sue anybody but you may not have a case.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    Yeah, but the OP claimed that he had talked to counsel and several would take this case pro bono. I call BS. Because anybody who has had the pleasure of sitting for a bar exam or even those lucky bastards who went to U of Wisc, know that this case has zero legs.
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    Re: Thinking of taking legal recourse against Spector if.......

    Absolutely, in that context, nobody worth his salt (or willing to risk sanctions for filing a frivilous suit) would recommend a case on those grounds.....
    I think Marquette grads also don't have to take the WI Bar exam to be admitted.....
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