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Court dismisses case against Rep. Susan Davis and Pride flag

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the case. 
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The office of Rep. Susan Davis

Back in July of 2017 Chris Sevier, an attorney and longtime opponent of same-sex marriage filed a suit against Rep. Susan Davis for displaying a Pride flag outside her office. Sevier also included Reps. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, Don Beyer of Virginia and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon in the case. 

“The Defendants know or should know that they are advancing a threat to Democracy, to the point that they are unfit to hold office and should be removed for cause for representing an internalized danger to National Security interests," Sevier said in regards to the suit in July 2017.

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the case. 

"By order filed July 11, 2018, appellant was directed to show cause by August 10, 2018, why this case should not be dismissed," proclaims the order filed today. "To date, no filing from appellant has been received. Upon consideration of the foregoing, it is ORDERED that this case be dismissed for lack of prosecution."

Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) released the following statement on the court’s dismissal of the lawsuit.

 “This is a good day for justice and equality," Rep. Davis wrote. "The lower court recognized the lack of merit to this lawsuit and I was always confident that the appellate courts would see it the same way.  Marriage equality is the law of the land and should always remain that way. The final dismissal of this lawsuit is a victory for freedom and equality.”