Gaetz And Greene To Sue Democrats?

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( – On Friday, a federal judge allowed the lawsuit filed against two California cities by Reps. Marjorie Taylor and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., after the two cities had canceled their 2021 rallies. 

U.S. District Judge Hernan Vera wrote in a 22-page opinion that there was enough evidence to back the Republican lawmakers in making a legitimate claim against the cities of Riverside and Anaheim in California. The two cities had shut down the events of the two Republicans. 

The judge argued that the lawsuit lacked in providing any evidence that supports the claim that some liberal nonprofits had colluded in had resulted in their freedom of species rights being violated in the city. As Vera pointed out there was a lack of facts that supported the “meeting of the minds” which is required for any conspiracy claim. 

Greene and Gaetz were intending to hold America First rallies in 2021 in the two cities. However, following pressure from local government officials and activist groups the two cities had ended up canceling the events. Last year, the two brought forward a lawsuit against the two cities in which they claimed that their First Amendment rights had been violated as the cities had coerced the private venues into canceling the rallies. This included a threat to remove one of the permits of the venue. 

The Republican lawmakers and their funding committees sued the towns, and if successful the two cities could potentially block cities from coercing private venues against certain contracts and include a request for damages for emotional distress. 

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