Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

LetMyPeopleVote

(142,981 posts)
Thu Sep 22, 2022, 04:38 PM Sep 2022

Mike Lindell sues U.S., Att'y General and FBI head over cell phone seizure

Source: CBSMinnesota

- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has filed a lawsuit after FBI agents seized his cell phone while he was sitting at the drive-thru window of a Hardee's in Mankato.

The suit, filed Tuesday names FBI director Christopher Wray as defendant, alongside U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the United States of America.

The suit alleges that the federal agents "had no authority to detain and question Mr. Lindell against his will," and that Lindell's First Amendment rights were violated because of "his efforts to inform the public about alleged fraud and alleged irregularities he believes occurred in order to bring an end to the dependence on computerized voting and tabulating machines in elections."

It also claims that authorities were tracking Lindell using location services in violation of Lindell's Fourth Amendment rights in the stop and seizure, as well as his Fifth Amendment rights to due process, as well as the Sixth Amendment......

Dominion and Smartmatic, two companies that produce electronic voting machines, are suing Lindell for defamation; his own countersuits against them have been dismissed, as have dozens of other claims of alleged election fraud across the country.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/news/mike-lindell-sues-u-s-ag-and-fbi-head-over-cell-phone-seizure/

12 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Mike Lindell sues U.S., Att'y General and FBI head over cell phone seizure (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2022 OP
Ha ha heh!! He's going to lose (and did). SWBTATTReg Sep 2022 #1
These are done solely to grift more money "donations" into Lindell's pockets. PSPS Sep 2022 #10
is he donnie jr? Marthe48 Sep 2022 #2
Alan Dershowitz is seeking special master for My Pillow guy LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2022 #3
Is there a way to put both Alan Dershowitz and Mike Lindell behind bars? mpcamb Sep 2022 #8
I can't tell anymore what's real and COL Mustard Sep 2022 #11
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! oh staaaaahp! Novara Sep 2022 #4
Trump-Appointed Judge Rejects Mike Lindell TRO Request LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2022 #5
Boo hoo hoo. Cry into your pillow! BigmanPigman Sep 2022 #6
New song I'm penning BaronChocula Sep 2022 #7
TFG a[pointed Judge handed Lindell his ass LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2022 #9
A judge has already *denied* Mike Lindell's motion for a temporary restraining order to reclaim hi LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2022 #12

SWBTATTReg

(21,629 posts)
1. Ha ha heh!! He's going to lose (and did).
Thu Sep 22, 2022, 04:43 PM
Sep 2022

The court cited the 11th Circuit’s reversal in the Trump case. Trump’s ridiculous motion helped Lindell lose his.

COL Mustard

(5,712 posts)
11. I can't tell anymore what's real and
Thu Sep 22, 2022, 07:50 PM
Sep 2022

What's The Onion. Did Dershowitz seriously demand a Special Master????

LetMyPeopleVote

(142,981 posts)
5. Trump-Appointed Judge Rejects Mike Lindell TRO Request
Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:01 PM
Sep 2022

This makes me smile



https://lawandcrime.com/awkward/federal-judge-citing-11th-circuit-ruling-against-trump-immediately-rejects-alan-dershowitzs-request-for-tro-in-mike-lindell-case/

Federal Judge, Citing 11th Circuit Ruling Against Trump, Immediately Rejects Alan Dershowitz’s Request for TRO in Mike Lindell Case

A federal judge in Minnesota appointed by Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a motion for a temporary restraining order which was filed just yesterday by local counsel and self-described constitutional consultant Alan Dershowitz on behalf of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

U.S. District Judge Eric C. Tostrud noticeably cited a Wednesday ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that significantly tailored another Trump-appointed district judge’s special master order in the ongoing Mar-a-Lago clash between the former president and the DOJ.

Like the Trump case, the judge noted, plaintiff Lindell is seeking return of property as DOJ conducts an active criminal investigation (Lindell has not been accused of a crime and is considered a “subject”):

“[W]hen the owner of seized property seeks injunctive relief for the return of property while the case remains in the investigative stage (i.e. before criminal charges are brought), the district court must also balance the government’s interest in retaining the property against the owner’s right to get it back.” Id. at 1240; see also Trump v. United States, No. 22-13005, 2022 WL 4366684, at **7–9 (11th Cir. Sept. 21, 2022) (applying like factors in adjudicating motion for partial stay of district court order).

The judge did not stop here, adding the following blockquote to illustrate his point:

“It is a familiar rule that courts of equity do not ordinarily restrain criminal prosecutions.” Douglas v. City of Jeannette, 319 U.S. 157, 163 (1943); see also Deaver v. Seymour, 822 F.2d 66, 71 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (Silberman, J.) (rejecting civil suit to enjoin government from indicting plaintiff and explaining that “[p]rospective defendants cannot, by bringing ancillary equitable proceedings, circumvent federal criminal procedure.”); United States v. McIntosh, 833 F.3d 1163, 1172 (9th Cir. 2016) (“In almost all federal criminal prosecutions, injunctive relief … will not be appropriate. Federal courts traditionally have refused, except in rare instances, to enjoin federal criminal prosecutions.”).

Lindell filed suit against Attorney General Merrick Garland and the U.S. as recently as Tuesday, Sept. 20, in a bid to get his cell phone back following a search at a Hardee’s.

BaronChocula

(1,350 posts)
7. New song I'm penning
Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:59 PM
Sep 2022

The farce that is Lindell
The farce that is Lindell
Hi Ho the Dairy-O
The farce that is Lindell

(Censored version omitting triggering line "Hi Ho that cracked out ho" )

Latest Discussions»Latest Breaking News»Mike Lindell sues U.S., A...