When FORMER Ohio Rep. Steve Driehaus lost his 2010 bid against Republican Steve Chabot, he threw a temper tantrum directed at the Susan B. Anthony list. The latter pro-life group had put up billboards citing Driehaus for his abortion support, because he voted in favor of Obamacare. At first Driehaus pursued a criminal charges against Marjorie Dannefelser, of the SBA list, with the Ohio Elections board. That effort was abandoned for an attempt to turn his loss in to money with a civil defamation suit, claiming that the SBA list cost him his job.
This suit was allowed to proceed, but eventually was decided against sore loser, Driehaus, by Judge Timothy Black. This Obama appointed Judge, a former director of planned parenthood, initially supported Driehaus’s legal pursuits, but eventually tipped in favor of the SBA List. Possible inducements for this decision probably included the ACLU’s backing of the SBA List, (and their own interests) as well as the recent Supreme Court decision of the Alvarez vs U.S. (Stolen Valor) case.