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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Palpable Irony: Judge Sumi is Sued

The liberal activist judge in Dane County, Wisconsin who issued multiple Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) to prevent the implementation of the recently passed collective bargaining law is being sued by Wisconsin's Attorney General. Judge Maryann Sumi's last name is pronounced as the threat, 'Sue me.' In a touch of irony, she is being sued in her capacity as a judge who overstepped her constitutional authority by ruling on a law without any legal standing to do so. Sumi also should have recused herself based on her family ties to SEIU. This is why the recent election for State Supreme Court justice on April 5th was so important.

Via Jurist:
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Thursday filed a filed a Petition for Supervisory Writ [text, PDF] directly to the state Supreme Court over a circuit court judge's temporary blocking [JURIST report] of a controversial bill that limits the rights of public employee unions. The suit claims that Dane County Circuit Court [official website] Judge Maryann Sumi did not have the constitutional authority to block the publication of the Budget Repair Bill [Senate Bill 11 text, PDF]. It then asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court [official website] to immediately take jurisdiction of the case and dismiss it. A Petition for Supervisory Writ is not a direct appeal of any lower court decision, but rather a procedure that starts a new action altogether [Wis. Stat. 809.70 text] because the petitioner claims a judge violated his or her constitutional authority.
This petition not only goes to the heart of why the Wisconsin State Supreme Court election on April 5th was so important; it is an offensive move on the part of Van Hollen. He's not just asking the Supreme Court to overrule Sumi. He's going after her personally for breaking the law and violating the Constitution. He's playing hardball and if Sumi was smart, she'd agree to lift her ill-advised restraining order and order Secretary of State Doug Follette to certify the law in return for Van Hollen's dropping the lawsuit. I think we're about to find out how willing Sumi is to be a martyr for the progressive agenda.

Then again, if she does lift the restraining order, will Obama's DOJ step in?

h/t Gateway Pundit

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) Disrespects Disabled 27-year Veteran at Town Hall

The issue in this exchange between a disabled Army veteran of 27 years is moot at this point since the government shutdown was avoided but how that veteran was treated by a U.S. Representative was utterly disgraceful. As the government shutdown loomed, this audience member began his question by giving Moran the background of his service so Moran's treatment of him cannot be excused based on him not knowing. The veteran wanted answers from Moran regarding the prospect that troops fighting overseas would not be paid in a shutdown. He certainly expressed concern but was polite.

Moran began by thanking him for his service and then proceeded to call the man's questions 'caustic.' When the veteran objected to that, Moran lost his composure and showed an unacceptable level of disrespect to someone who put his life on the line for Moran's ability to participate in the dysfunctional government he's helped to make worse.

Moran has a history of losing his cool as this video courtesy of Jason Mattera demonstrates. Moran should be prescribed some valium and ordered to take anger management classes.

h/t Jawa

The Brainers are Coming! The Brainers are Coming!

No one has done a better job of resurrecting the Birther debate than Donald Trump. He's always had the ability to get the liberal press to take notice of what he says. He was very critical of the Bush administration to boot. The real question is whether 'The Donald' is going to take up the latest scandal regarding Obama - Brainerism. Barack Obama apparently has a lengthy scar on his head that is prompting people to ask if the man has had brain surgery.

Not kidding.

Via the Daily Mail:
Internet blog sites, conspiracy theorists and forums are awash with rumours as to what those mystery scars on the president's head are from.

In pictures, Obama appears to have a long scar which goes up the side of his head and over his crown.

Some conspiracy theorists claim they are scars that you would see on someone who has had brain surgery.

But without medical records (along with his school records and birth certificate) no one seems to be able to provide an answer as to the cause of the mystery scars.

Ben Hart, a blogger for Escape The Tyranny a website which presents itself as a Social Network & Forum For Conservatives, said: 'Obama's almost done with his first term, and we still know almost nothing about the background of the President of the United States.

'Whatever happened to create that scar, it was clearly something serious. Was it a brain operation? Has it affected his thinking?

'No one is allowed to see his birth certificate. He is just one big mystery man, which adds intrigue to what that huge scar is all about.'
Whether you buy into this one or not, one fact is true. There is very little known about this man's background.

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