Fight Over Jeff Thompson’s Files Could Reach the Supreme Court
The federal investigation into Vince Gray's 2010 campaign that started so humbly with cash payments to Sulaimon Brown has, by now, encompassed everything from Virgin Islands politics to Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. Now alleged shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson wants to bring in the Supreme Court.
Some background: The feds raided Thompson's house and business in March 2012, hauling away 60 boxes of documents and whopping 23 million pages worth of paper and electronic records. Brendan Sullivan, Thompson's feisty attorney, blocked federal review of the files for a while with a lawsuit, but lost the case in March 2013.
Sullivan's not giving up, though. In a petition first noticed by the Legal Times' Mike Scarcella, Sullivan asks the Supreme Court to hear his appeal.
Neither Thompson and Gray are mentioned in the public version of the otherwise sealed case, which means Sullivan's petition has a lot of sentences like this:
The vast majority of the seized records have nothing to do with [redacted] but relate to confidential client matters, the operation of [redacted] business, and petitioner's personal matters.
Sullivan, who has a policy of not talking to the media, didn't make an exception for LL.
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