It’s been awfully, awfully, quiet in the case. But just in case you’ve forgotten, the Dan Willard criminal robocall trial is set to take place this next week in Lake County. The trial was supposed to happen last month, and the month before that, but as is the case in many trials, things get pushed back for various reasons.
Now, keep in mind that this is not the civil lawsuit filed by Dan Lederman against Willard and alleged co-conspirators, but the criminal action brought by the state Attorney General, after a grand jury was convened in the matter, for alleged violation of state elections law.
As I noted (now many months ago):
Remember, this wasn’t a legitimate political effort where people stood up for their beliefs. This was an anonymous and allegedly illegal political campaign where they purposefully attempted to avoid being accountable for their words in the harsh light of day. I mean, If they were so damned noble, why did they have to hide?
In the intervening months, my opinion hasn’t changed in the matter. These were paid political attacks, period. And this next week, we’ll find out if state election laws matter.