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District Of Columbia Lacks Standing To Sue Oath Keepers And Proud Boys For Jan. 6, Defense...

•, by Tyler Durden

"We don't think that they have jurisdiction to sue," attorney Jonathon Moseley, who represents Oath Keepers leader Kelly Meggs, told The Epoch Times.

"They don't have standing to sue on behalf of the individual police officers. They don't have jurisdiction to sue for what happened on federal land."

On April 1, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announced an expansion (pdf) of the district's December 2021 lawsuit to include Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, four individual Oath Keepers, and one member of the Proud Boys.

The suit seeks to lay the blame for Jan. 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol on an alleged conspiracy between the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys and aims to hold the defendants financially responsible for the unrest.

In March, Moseley and attorney Juli Z. Haller filed a motion (pdf) before U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta to dismiss the lawsuit for lack of foundation. Haller represents defendant Connie Meggs, wife of Kelly Meggs.