CDZ The Moore Lawsuits

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    Moore's denials were not definitive enough. If I were accused of such a thing, I would DEMAND that both be given polygraphs.
     
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    Polygraphs are meaningless. They're theater.

    If Roy Moore really had the balls, he should have sued the women for defamation.

    He won't though - because he'd have to take the stand.
     
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    First of all, there are no "lawsuits", as of now. No suits have been filed.

    In terms of his threats to sue the Washington Post - that would be dead in the water the moment he filed it. The precedent of New York Times v. Sullivan is very clear on that.

    On the other hand, he could sue the women - and he'd have a much easier time winning those cases. He'd have to take the stand though, and deny all the accusations under oath, which would open him up to perjury charges, if any of them turned out to be true.
     
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    If they actually have assets to sue for. Doesn't make sense to spend yourself broke, win and collect nothing.
     
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    A victory in court would be enough to prove his point, I think - whether or not he ever collects the judgement.
     
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    Going broke doing it? Don't know, wouldn't be a win if it doesn't effect the accuser.
     
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    :lol:

    Moore isn't going to "go broke" any time soon. He's raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking engagements each year, gets a 6-figure pension from the state of Alabama, and would likely have every big "faith based" legal organization jumping to represent him pro bono.
     
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    And by 'trolling for damaging testimony' you mean that the Washington Post from the outset explained exactly how they found the women that accused Moore- as part of reporting the election and having people tell them about rumors of Moore chasing teenage girls.

    Now that he has lost- I look forward to seeing if Moore sues anyone. I hope he does. I expect he will not.
     
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    Its only Defamation if it is false.

    So far- we have seen no evidence that any of the accusations are false.

    Certainly though- Moore has every legal right to sue- I hope he does- I doubt he will.
     
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    Moore claimed he would sue. Now that he has lost the election he can demonstrate actual harm.

    If he doesn't sue now.......it would seem pretty apparent to me that he doesn't want to be put on the stand where he would be forced to make statements under oath.
     

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