Who knew this paranoid conspiracy theory was still churning around? I didn’t.
But it seems that Bernie supporters had banded together to sue the Democratic National Committee and Debbie Wasserman Schultz for…something.
Their case was dismissed in District Court.
Here’s a brief abstract of the decision in the federal appellate court:
Did the Democratic National Committee tilt the 2016 primary in favor of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders? Eleventh Circuit: We can’t feel the Bern when the complaint’s missing key facts. Dismissal affirmed.
Want to read the whole decision? Click on the Eleventh Circuit link.
Want not to read the whole decision? Then do read its first paragraph, which prompts me to think once again I might enjoy reading de Tocqueville:
In his classic treatise on the United States and its political system, Alexis de Tocqueville famously remarked that “[t]here is almost no political question in the United States that is not resolved sooner or later into a judicial question.” Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol. I, at 257 (U. Chicago Press 2000). This case, which pits a political party against some of its supporters, confirms de Tocqueville’s reputation as an astute observer of American life.