Top Two Primary

California Third Party ballot access activists build legal muscle for the long haul


KPFA Evening News, 10.28.2012

Covington and Burling, an international, Washington D.C.-based law firm, has joined Gautam Dutta as pro bono co-counsel to Third Party ballot access activists Richard Winger, Jeff Mackler, Rodney Martin, Jennifer Wozniak, Mona Field, and Stephen Chessin.  San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow ordered the six activists to pay $250,000 in attorneys fees to groups funded by Charlie Munger, Jr., son of billionaire Berkshire Hathaway executive Charlie Munger. Gautam Dutta said that the activists will now appeal the decision, and that Covington and Burling's agreement to join their legal team makes it clear that they will be able to fight for the long haul.


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