Jury Will Help Adjudicate Internal Reform Party Fight

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On April 23, a U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Florida, decided that a jury trial will be held starting June 18, 2007, to help determine who are the legitimate national officers of the Reform Party. The case is Reform Party USA v O’Hara, 4:05cv426. The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by Charles Foster, Ruben Hernandez and Beverly Kennedy in the name of the Reform Party, against three other groups which hold themselves out to be the national officers of the Reform Party.

This lawsuit is probably the first lawsuit in U.S. history in which a court will determine who the national officers of any political party are. There have been hundreds of lawsuits over the centuries to determine who the state party officers are, of various state parties, major and minor. But as far as is known, this is the first such lawsuit over national party officers.

Thanks to Jerry Heinemann for this news.

5 Responses to “Jury Will Help Adjudicate Internal Reform Party Fight”

  1. Anthony Distler Says:

    The Reform Party will either rise up or die after this decision.

  2. Chris Campbell Says:

    Who is actually trying to keep that dead Party alive?? and why??

  3. Trent Hill Says:

    Because Chris, even a 5 state party like the Reform Party has cash flow….

  4. John Chance Says:

    True, true-though sadly, they have little effect..maybe awaiting a phoenix like return?

  5. Trent Hill Says:

    They will not return, everyone (even them hopefully) understand that.

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