Washington Examiner reports on Attorney General Claude Walker's withdrawal of the subpoena against CEI.
U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker withdrew his final subpoena against the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market group that received funding from Exxon Mobil. Walker had issued a subpoena in Washington, D.C. that was withdrawn in May, but had left a second subpoena filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands pending.
In a statement, the Competitive Enterprise Institute said the decision was a victory for freedom of speech and the group would continue to pursue sanctions against Walker.
"The withdrawal of this subpoena is a victory for all Americans who value the right to support causes they believe in, but Walker broke the law when he subpoenaed CEI, and he must be held to account," the group said in a statement.
"We continue to pursue sanctions against Walker because of his flagrant violation of the First Amendment," she added. "Justice is still needed so that Americans do not have to fear intimidation when they disagree with government officials."
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