12/20/2013 04:28 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Judge Tosses Lawsuit By Ex-Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones Against Political Foes

A Miami federal judge on Friday slapped down a lawsuit in which former City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones accused her political enemies of conspiring to wreck her career.

In a blistering, 64-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks dismissed Spence-Jones’ complaint against Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle and two assistants as a “political manifesto” that was “full of political intrigue” but lacking in legal merit.

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