The Washington Free Beacon reports on CEI's response to the attack on their free speech they recieved in the form of a subpoena from Attorney General Claude Walker.
The think tank has pushed back against this legal effort, at one point taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times decrying the coalition for its effort to “harass or silence those who disagree with them.”
CEI will still pursue legal sanctions against Walker under the District of Columbia’s rule prohibiting frivolous lawsuits filed to shut down political advocacy.
“Walker’s withdrawal only strengthens our claim that this subpoena was a constitutional outrage from the very beginning, violating our right to free speech and our donors’ right to confidentiality, and threatening the right of all Americans to express views that go against some party line,” Sam Kazman, CEI’s general counsel, said in a statement.
Although Walker withdrew the D.C. subpoena, another subpoena he filed in the Virgin Islands remains.
Read the full article at The Washington Free Beacon.