Eaton Rapids Joe Fake Friday news recently learned that the Rapides (Louisiana) Republican Parish Executive Committee filed a class action civil suit against Lois Lerner.
The RRPEC networked through Facebook to find other conservative organizations that had been audited and "harassed" by Ms. Lerner while she worked for the IRS. Nationally damages were calculated by several independent experts to be in excess of $150 million when algorithms were used to estimate the donations that were withheld by supporters out of fear of being subjected to politically motivated IRS attack audits.
The American Civil Liberties Union is representing the RRPEC et al because civil liberties are too precious to allow ham-handed, tone-deaf political brown-shirts (regardless of party) to stifle.
The ACLU is expected to request that the court freeze the assets of the Lois Lerner household to minimize asset flight.
If the lawsuit is successful, Lois Lerner will not be left destitute. She will be allowed to retain $10,000 of equity in her primary residence and is eligible to apply for food stamps and other poverty assistance. That said, she will be in far better financial shape, and have better access to healthcare than 95% of the Democrats living in the Mississippi Delta.
For readers who are not familiar with the differences between civil and criminal law: The standard of proof for civil law is lower than for criminal law. For example, O.J. Simpson was not convicted under criminal law but was still found liable under civil law.
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