Virgin Islands Withdraws CEI Subpoena, Bolstering Need for Sanctions Against AG Walker
Today U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker withdrew his Virgin Islands subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute following yesterday’s withdrawal of Walker’s subpoena of ExxonMobil. CEI responded:
“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. We continue to pursue sanctions against Walker because of his flagrant violation of the First Amendment. Justice is still needed so that Americans do not have to fear intimidation when they disagree with government officials.”
CEI notified the DC Superior Court today, which is considering the motion for sanctions, of these developments in a filing following a letter from Walker’s DC attorney.