Law & Crime reports:
Hard-right hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman had wanted to pause a civil suit accusing them of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act through robocalls targeting Black voters until their criminal cases over the same conduct had ended.
“It is also important to note that elections occur periodically,” U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero wrote in a 14-page ruling on Monday. “By the time defendants’ criminal proceedings have concluded, countless elections may have taken place.”
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, which brought a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court against the alleged fraudsters in late October, asked for the temporary restraining order in a lawsuit accusing Wohl and Burkman of violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.
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👏🏼A federal judge BLOCKED delay of a civil suit—accusing fraudsters Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act through robocalls targeting Black voters—ruling that such an indefinite delay could harm the integrity of future elections.https://t.co/jG2aZQzXgM
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) February 23, 2021