The Democratic National Committee got some bad news yesterday.
A DC judge ruled that the organization cannot block press, such as ourselves, from accessing internal documents related to the ongoing lawsuit filed by Donald Hitchcock, who alleges the DNC canned him in retaliation for his boyfriend’s public denouncement of the party organ. DNC officials hoped to keep the media’s hands off the documents, which they argued could damage the organization’s reputation.
Judge Jeanette Clark disagreed: “…The Court is constrained to deny the Motion because the DNC has not met its burden of articulating sufficient facts in support of its Motion to limit the dissemination of discovery [documents]. Therefore, good cause was not shown to grant the motion.”
Here’s a PDF of the ruling.