Federal judge rejects RNC lawsuit against Capitol riot exploitation panel

Source: The Hill

“A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Sunday rejected a lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) against the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. The RNC had alleged its First and Fourth Amendment rights were violated when the panel subpoenaed Salesforce, a software company it used for fundraising efforts. In a 53-page opinion, Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed all claims against the House committee and ruled that its subpoena does not violate the First Amendment, arguing ‘less is at stake than the RNC represents.’ ‘The subpoena’s demand for this information does not seek the disclosure of confidential internal materials and does not add to the RNC’s burden,’ Kelly wrote in his opinion.” (05/02/22)