It would be difficult to not know about our former governor’s lawsuit against the estate of the deceased Navy SEAL for money damages he claims were sustained by publishing untrue allegations in a book. He is claiming millions of dollars of damages to his reputation where the book claimed that he was punched out and made derogatory remarks about the SEALS.
Whatever the outcome of the trial, what is important is that the decision, right or wrong in the public eyes, will not be determined by the news reports of the trial in federal court in St. Paul.
The jury will reach a verdict, based on the evidence presented by excellent trial lawyers in furtherance of our Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury of our peers. The right to a jury trial by the people must remain inviolate as the Founding Fathers intended.