His attempt to torpedo Newt, John Boehner and other Republicans by illegally taping them has, at long last, been shut down after the US Supreme Court turned down his appeal.
U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott says he’s disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider his appeal.
He says he believes he had a First Amendment free speech case.
Today’s decision leaves a federal appeals court ruling in place. The court said that McDermott should not have leaked a tape-recorded phone call to newspapers. It recorded Republican leaders in 1996 discussing the ethics case against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The ruling upholds a previous decision ordering McDermott to pay House Minority Leader John Boehner, (BAY’-ner) of Ohio, who was one of the people on the call. The amount is still being determined but it could be more than $700,000.
Michelle Malkin has more on Dirty Democrats here.