Scott Gessler's suit against Ethics Commission about protecting his rights, spokesman says
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|Gessler at a hearing in Boulder last year.|
"In the American justice system, someone has to explain to you what you're charged with, because if you don't know that, you can't defend yourself," he adds. "And that's the challenge here."
Cole emphasizes that "from the beginning, the Secretary has said he's open to the review of this. But we have to do it in a way that follows due process, and we don't think that's what's going on at the Ethics Commission right now. They just have to lay out what they're investigating, and they have to lay out the charges against him so he can defend himself -- and they haven't been able to do that beyond these criminal charges. So the filing is an attempt to protect his rights."
A hearing about the motion is expected to take place in Denver District Court this next Thursday, February 7. In the meantime, the Denver Post reports that the IEC is expected to release a report about its findings in regard to Gessler on Monday, February 4.
Here's the complete motion for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction.
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