Coalition for America’s Families Motion
to Overturn Restraining Order Denied
“The decision by Judge Lister today puts a nail into the coffin of dirty politics, lies and misrepresentations,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director of the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee. “The winners of the court’s decision are the people of
Jackson County Circuit Judge Thomas Lister held a hearing this morning with 92nd Assembly District candidate Mark Radcliffe and attorneys David Halbrooks and Mike Maistelman as well as attorneys for the Coalition for
“After hearing from both sides, the Judge made his decision today based upon the facts and law,” said Smith. “The facts are that Candidate Mark Radcliffe never endorsed nor claimed to support free health care for illegal aliens.”
These ads are identical to ads running against other Democratic candidates in
"Given the court’s finding of our client’s probable success on the merits of his defamation case, we are asking all media to immediately cease airing these false, deceptive and what we believe to be illegal ads," said Smith. “Also given the Judge's decision today, we are asking the Jackson County District Attorney to launch an immediate criminal investigation into this group, its Board Members and all of its financial contributors."
Yesterday in an unprecedented legal decision, Judge Lister ordered that Coalition for