A class action lawsuit brought by several registered voters against Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook, CTCL, Zuckerburg, and his wife has arrived at the US Supreme Court.
This 1983 civil rights lawsuit, first filed in December 2020, has steadily made its way from the US District Court in Colorado all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States of America where a petition for writ of certiorari was filed on September 26th, 2022.
The petitioners ask the Supreme Court to decide the following questions related to the standing of the People:
1.) Whether citizens have standing to sue private persons engaged in state action for relief under § 1983 for deprivations of their right to vote for president of the United States, freedom of speech, equal protection, and due process;
2.) Whether citizens’ claims for relief under § 1983, for themselves and others similarly situated against private persons engaged in state action, may properly be classified as a general grievance; and,
3.) Whether deprivation of a right constitutes an injury in fact to confer Article III standing.
This lawsuit began almost 2 years ago in Denver, Colorado where 8 plaintiffs, all registered voters from across the country, filed a class action complaint and jury demand by and through counsel Gary Fielder and Ernest Walker. The case and controversy arose from the events surrounding the November 3rd, 2020 election, which initiated the 2-year Statute of Limitations related to the violations of the People’s civil rights under the 1st, 4th, and 14th amendments. Just before Christmas, the lawsuit was filed with the US District Court of Colorado, and the website DominionClassAction.com was launched on Christmas Eve.
Over the several months that followed as defendants were served, Dominion and Facebook filed motions to dismiss and sent letters to the class action attorneys threatening them with Rule 11 sanctions. CTCL, Secretaries of State, and Governors followed with motions to dismiss over the following two months to which Plaintiffs respond before filing an amended complaint. Continuing into the summer of 2021, the District Court dismissed the case and then sanctioned class action attorneys for $187,000 dollars both of which were appealed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. On May 27th, 2022 the 10th Circuit Affirmed the District Court’s dismissal and denied rehearing one month later.
September 26th, 2022 – Plaintiffs filed petition for Writ of Cert with the Supreme Court
The petition concludes:
This is a civil right, class action case for damages under the 1st, 4th and 14th Amendments—none of which would mean anything without free and fair elections, particularly for the highest office in the land.
The rule of law mandates that when the actions of private persons engaged in state action rises to an unconstitutional level, an injured citizen has a remedy through § 1983. As such, that right must be encouraged, empowered and expanded—not denied, suppressed and contracted.
Respondents Dominion, Facebook (Meta), and CTCL, must file their responses by the end of October.