Wisconsin Republican officials: We’ll continue to implement the collective bargaining law, despite the judge’s TRO

posted at 9:39 pm on March 30, 2011 by Allahpundit

They’re not just blindly defying the order here. The argument, as it was last week when the Legislative Reference Bureau published the law, is that the TRO only names certain parties and therefore only those parties are enjoined by it. There’s no mention of the Department of Administration in the order, so hey — the Department of Administration’s going to go right on ahead and execute the CB law. Grassroots conservatives will love that, but if Wisconsin were chock full of grassroots conservatives, Mickey Kaus wouldn’t be writing posts like this. Now that the judge has doubled down on the initial order and emphasized that the law shouldn’t be implemented further until there’s been a ruling on the merits (“That’s what I now want to make crystal clear”), if GOP officials ignore her and go ahead with it, they’ll be held in contempt and it’ll play straight into the left’s hands before the crucial state supreme court election next week. I.e. “we must stop this lawless band of rogue Republicans by ending their majority on the bench,” etc etc etc

Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said he has a legal obligation to implement all laws that have been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Scott Walker and “published into law.”…

Huebsch pointed out that the DOA is not a party to the lawsuit, and the order “fails to state” the law is not in effect.

“It is unclear how she can issue an order binding non-parties to a case who have not had their day in court,” he said in an email.

A Department of Justice official echoed those statements.

Steven Means, executive assistant to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, said the DOJ continues to believe that Sumi’s order does not apply to state agencies that are not parties in the open meetings lawsuit brought by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne.

That’s great, but if the end result of this play is (a) a Democratic-controlled court that’s hostile to the CB law and (b) national momentum for the left after winning the election, it’s an awfully steep price. The vote is next Tuesday; wait until then, at least, and if there hasn’t been progress in the court by then, decide you’re going to go ahead with implementation the next day. Protect Prosser right now as best you can. That should be top priority.


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Have we yet covered the fact that the judge’s son is a lefty activist who worked for SEIU and other union interests?

amerpundit on March 30, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Stand tall and strong!

bbh on March 30, 2011 at 9:43 PM

At this point Walker is not going to gain anything by bowing to this rogue Judge. If the electorate is bent on removing Walker and the Republican Senators nothing he does now will change that. I say get as much done as possible now. Just my humble opinion.

sandee on March 30, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Excellent!
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canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 9:44 PM

more and more I am reminded of a banana republic ….if this were indeed a free nation we would just run it back threw the process but I suspect everyones knows that no one in their right mind wants to go through what the Republicans have been through in WI over the last month or so. So I suspect the leftist SOB have gotten their way in that respect

Aggie95 on March 30, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Hey…

… Just like Obowma!

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 30, 2011 at 9:46 PM

This is what following the law looks like. No activist judge can change that. Win or lose, conservatives need more politicians like Walker. Doing what’s right, regardless of how it will affect them.

Whippet on March 30, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Why haven’t they voted on the full bill now that the turds are back? Do it NOW. It would render the judge’s ruling useless. Or maybe they did vote on it and the turds didn’t realize and that’s the law they are proceeding with.

SouthernGent on March 30, 2011 at 9:48 PM

************APRIL 5TH**************************************

Wisconsontonians,VOTE like Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re-Elect Justice David Prosser

http://www.justiceprosser.com/
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Vote Justice David Prosser for Supreme Court!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104647159617653

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Remind me again why they have another vote on it with a time both sides can agree on is an appropriate amount?

multiuseless on March 30, 2011 at 9:48 PM

and it’ll play straight into the left’s hands before the crucial state supreme court election next week.

Neither choice will do much to change the energy level of the leftists either way at this point, but this move – in addition to the glorious Alinsky factor of making them play by their own rules – will possibly energize Wisconsin conservatives as well.

It’s not win-win, but it’s status quo-win. Or win-status quo.

The Lone Platypus on March 30, 2011 at 9:50 PM

It is so nice to see liberal tactics used against liberals and then the liberals whine and cry about fairness. All I can say is give them more cheese to go with that whine (all puns are intended)! /sarc

Rndguy on March 30, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Is it just me or does this kinda look like Obama ignoring the court ruling telling him not to implement obamacare and doing it anywhere?

Defector01 on March 30, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Problem is – WI has been really “skirting” the language. They should have just re-passed the law when they had a quorum and were in the state house – then all this would be moot. Wouldn’t it?

I mean – the judgement against the law is that it was passed in an illegal session of the assembly right? Illegal because it wasn’t held in the usual venue – and there hadn’t been “X” number of hours “notice” before the vote.

At least that’s what I thought it was.

Now we have the GOP simply parsing the judges ruling – admittedly this judge is activist but … I mean come on.

And by the way – if you want to talk contempt – the Obama administration has already been found in “contempt” – and officially – for failure to end the permaban on drilling.

HondaV65 on March 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 9:48 PM

We need to invent a merit badge for you! Or get Hotair give you something. You have been a trooper and cheerleader. Kudos for the wonderful work!

Rndguy on March 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM

I am sure the union thugs are threatening those that oppose them…

d1carter on March 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM

I like the ad…

… but instead of “Union Boss”, it should be “Union Goon”.

Throw in some video of their antics at the State Capital and the death threats to refresh every one’s memories…

… “Welcome Back Judge!”

Seven Percent Solution on March 30, 2011 at 9:55 PM

I am sure the union thugs are threatening those that oppose them

and forcing them to complete absentee ballots under the threat of intimidation from cousin Vinny from New Jersey!

Rndguy on March 30, 2011 at 9:56 PM

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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We need to invent a merit badge for you! Or get Hotair give you something. You have been a trooper and cheerleader. Kudos for the wonderful work!

Rndguy on March 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Rndguy:Just slogging in the trench`s spill`n tea,spread`n
the truth for da right,thank-you for the kind comment
and much appreciated!:)

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 9:56 PM

This isn’t like Obama and Obamacare. The judge isn’t ruling on the law. She was supposed to be ruling on the manner in which the bill was passed….instead she didn’t rule on that, issued a temporary restraining order about the law itself, against the wrong people and then went on vacation. Walker is following state law as is the group that published it. The judge is making up her own rules as she goes along. She’s delaying…big time. but then laws mean very little to liberals anymore.

Whippet on March 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM

From WEAC GoonsVille Site!
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April 5 election
WEAC members recommend JoAnne Kloppenburg for State Supreme Court

Assistant Attorney General Kloppenburg has been with the Wisconsin Department of Justice since 1989.
Instructor at UW Law School since 1990.
Former intern for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
Former law clerk for Barbara Crabb, Chief Judge of United States District Court.
Former Peace Corps volunteer.
Honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School
Undergraduate degree from Yale University, also with honors, and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University.
She and her husband, Jack, are parents of two daughters and a son.
============

Kloppenburg was recommended through the WEAC Candidate Recommendation Process, in which members decide through balloting which candidate to recommend.

http://www.weac.org/Issues_Advocacy/Legislative_Resources/Support_Our_Union/vote_april5.aspx

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Go bold. Go large. Don’t back down. Don’t wimp out. If she calls contempt of court and demands the arrest of Walker’s administration, Walker should make it national by drawing connections to himself and Obama who has ignored the court’s judgment on Obamacare.

Stand up like men, GOPers. If you must die, take the fight to the cowardly pack, pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

SilentWatcher on March 30, 2011 at 10:02 PM

The union thugs are intimidating businesses. The really funny part is that with the law implemented, the public employees lose some money to increased shares for benefits but get their union dues back in their paychecks. The unions could care less about the employees, they just want their dues and they know how many of them they will lose if they aren’t automatically deducted.

Whippet on March 30, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I find it more than a little ironic (and disappointing) that there’s an anti-Prosser ad running at the top of this article, and also on the Hot Air front page.

Mr. Bali Hai on March 30, 2011 at 10:03 PM

From:The Cap Times..Your Progressive Voice

Enraged by Walker, activists put Kloppenburg’s Supreme Court campaign on their shoulders
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Editor’s note (March 23, 3:30 p.m.): Capital Times reporter Steven Elbow has asked for the return of a $5 donation he gave to a door-to-door solicitor in December who was working in support of JoAnne Kloppenburg’s Supreme Court campaign. The return of the donation, which editors learned about after the publication of this article, was necessary to avoid the appearance of bias in Elbow’s coverage of the race.
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Kent Hall is mad as hell at Gov. Scott Walker, but since Walker isn’t up for re-election he wants to vent his anger on Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, who is. So he started his own political action committee to back Prosser’s opponent, JoAnne Kloppenburg, in the April 5 election.

“We’re moving from chanting, clapping our hands, shouting and marching to getting even,” says Hall, a retired UW-Stevens Point biology professor, who with his wife, Sue, and several friends has printed and distributed hundreds of campaign fliers and made well over 100 yard signs to distribute throughout Portage County, 100 miles north of Madison.

“If we can tie Prosser to Scott Walker, then a vote for Kloppenburg will be a vote against Walker,” he says.

It’s a theme that’s gaining traction as the Supreme Court race approaches. And Kloppenburg supporters see it as their first chance to give voters a statewide referendum on the Walker administration. Many of those supporters, like Hall, are acting on their own to take up Kloppenburg’s banner as her campaign reaches the legal limit of what it can spend.

Ordinarily, a few independent supporters wouldn’t go very far in helping a first-time candidate take down a well-known incumbent. But to say that the anti-Walker forces are mobilized would be a gross understatement. Walker’s Feb. 11 unveiling of his budget repair bill, which strips public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights, put the State Capitol under a weeks-long state of siege by hundreds of thousands of state workers, teachers, union members and others who felt that Walker had gone too far. And anti-Walker rallies in dozens of other locales have drawn thousands.

That anger is heading Prosser’s way like a hail of bullets, and he doesn’t think it’s fair.

“I view this a little bit like a drive-by shooting,” Prosser says. “I’m not responsible for any of this.”

Regardless, Prosser’s past as a Republican legislative leader and his place among the conservative majority on the court, not to mention a series of missteps by his campaign that all but proclaimed a willingness to abet the Walker administration, have made him a target for the anti-Walker contingent.

Like Hall, many of those who mobilized against Walker’s budget repair bill are jumping into the Supreme Court race.
(More…….)

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_9e7336a2-54c5-11e0-b1fb-001cc4c002e0.html

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Law and order are breaking down in no small part because the law is an ass. This has been true for quite some time now but even the pretense of respecting the law is fading away. The right has gotten screwed by this so many times its ridiculous. The leftists never had much respect for the law, but they did make use of it as a part of ‘Lawfare’. Now even the right is coming to hold the judiciary in contempt.

A politicized judiciary is a dangerous thing and I cannot see it as a wonderful thing to openly acknowledge that fact, even as I understand why it needs to be done.

sharrukin on March 30, 2011 at 10:05 PM

This judge should have recused herself because of her conflict of interest. Her son has union ties; IIRC, isn’t her husband connected to unions too?

And that Madison union caller on Rush today was a piece of work. Such twisted thinking.

conservative pilgrim on March 30, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Now that the judge has doubled down on the initial order and emphasized that the law shouldn’t be implemented further until there’s been a ruling on the merits (“That’s what I now want to make crystal clear”), if GOP officials ignore her and go ahead with it, they’ll be held in contempt and it’ll play straight into the left’s hands before the crucial state supreme court election next week. I.e. “we must stop this lawless band of rogue Republicans by ending their majority on the bench,” etc etc etc

Oh! You mean like President Obama summarily ignored the order to begin the drilling permit process again? Like he’s summarily ignored a finding that Obamacare is unconstitutional? I’m not normally one for engaging in a lot of tu quoque, but the unions are undeniably standing on shaky ground in this argument.

gryphon202 on March 30, 2011 at 10:08 PM

From what I understand, when the budget reform bill passed, it was during a special session that did not require a 24 hour notice. Re-passing the same law would be admitting that they incorrectly passed it the first time. They didn’t.

I say, pass another bill that includes policemen and firefighters, and give the 24 hours notice, if needed. It that makes the Dems flee the state again- make them do it. Can you imagine how mad the parents would be if their kid’s teachers skip school again? And at some point, even lefties get protest fatigue.

parteagirl on March 30, 2011 at 10:09 PM

They should have passed the Voter ID bill.

artist on March 30, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Law and order are breaking down in no small part because the law is an ass

Law and order are breaking down in no small part because the law is an ass liberals are not teaching our children about being citizens but how to be thugs.

There fixed it.

Rndguy on March 30, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Ignoring a judge who made a bad decision. What an interesting precedent.

Tommy_G on March 30, 2011 at 10:14 PM

The Fun in Wisconsin Over Collective Bargaining Continues
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Wisconsin Judge Maryann Sumi (there’s some irony) issued a temporary restraining order against Act 10 preventing Secretary of State Doug La Follette from publishing the act (allowing it to take effect) until she’s ruled on a request for an injunction. Hearings are scheduled for the end of March and beginning of April. From Judge Sumi:

“The public policy behind effective enforcement of the open meetings law is so strong that it does outweigh the interest, at least at this time, which may exist in favor of sustaining the validity of the (collective bargaining law),” “We in Wisconsin own our government. . . . We own it in that we are entitled by law to free and open access to governmental meetings, and especially governmental meetings that lead to the resolution of very highly conflicted and controversial matters.”
————————-

Comes now Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen who is appealing her TRO:

The Legislature and the governor, not a single Dane County Circuit Court judge, are responsible for the enactment of laws,” Van Hollen said in a statement. “Decisions of the Supreme Court have made it clear that judges may not enjoin the secretary of state from publishing an act. . . . Decisions of the Supreme Court are equally clear that acts may not be enjoined where the claim is that a rule of legislative procedure, even one as important as the open meetings law, has been violated.”`

http://obtuseobserver.com/?tag=judge-maryann-sumi

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 10:14 PM

“national momentum for the left after winning the election, it’s an awfully steep price.”—Seriously? It’s a supreme court position in Wisonsin. If this thing does go to the Dems I just don’t see how it generates much national momentum.

WarEagle01 on March 30, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Law and order are breaking down in no small part because the law is an ass liberals are not teaching our children about being citizens but how to be thugs.

There fixed it.

Rndguy on March 30, 2011 at 10:11 PM

That works too and it arrives at the same point!

sharrukin on March 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I think the goal here is to get this law implemented quickly so that the union members get used to bigger paychecks after not having their dues withheld.

Besides, Prosser will be on the bench until July 31, and since the appellate court already punted to the Supreme Court, it’s extremely likely the fate of the budget reform bill will be decided with Posser on the bench, win or loose.

parteagirl on March 30, 2011 at 10:21 PM

I’ve sent this month’s political fund to Tea Party Express to saturate the market with this ad.

Unlike Congress, my pay-as-you-go plan does not entail raising taxes – I have to make cuts elsewhere. This month, Faith & Action and Judicial Watch will have to take a bye.

disa on March 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Of course, they could schedule a vote on the full budget bill for the day of the special election. Do the thugs go vote for the Kloppenburg, or do they protest at the capitol? Should get the union thugs heads spinning!!

PetecminMd on March 30, 2011 at 10:34 PM

This has come down to raw, gritty, pure power politics. I welcome it.

WisRich on March 30, 2011 at 10:36 PM

The problem is, as always, that the Republicans are not getting out in front of the issue with forthright, clear and consistent public communication as if they have conviction and confidence.

rrpjr on March 30, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Follow Judge Sumi around with cameras, phone cameras, microphones! Ask her for comments, follow her to her house, ask her WHY she thinks a LOW LEVEL DISTRICT JUDGE thinks she has jurisdiction over STATE LAW… And keep up the personal, professional pressure… 24/7…

If she wants to be in the spot light, shine the light of disinfectant on her…

Khun Joe on March 30, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Frankly, that was my first thought after her last little tantrum. You can’t enjoin non-parties. Period. She can have all the little tantrums she wants, but until someone on the plaintiffs side wakes up and serves the proper parties, Sumi has no jurisdiction over them.

novaculus on March 30, 2011 at 10:59 PM

I find it more than a little ironic (and disappointing) that there’s an anti-Prosser ad running at the top of this article, and also on the Hot Air front page.

Mr. Bali Hai on March 30, 2011 at 10:03 PM

In that case, click early and click often. That’s $$ goiing HA’s way minus the intended effect. Heck, with so many hits, the libtards might even spend more to advertise to us. ;)

AH_C on March 30, 2011 at 11:11 PM

When is someone in the state capitol going to start asking why the judge did not recuse herself from this case?

GarandFan on March 30, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Good, this judge had no business hearing this case in the first place. She should have recused herself because her son has a direct interest in benefiting from her ruling. The left knows no shame.

jawkneemusic on March 30, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Besides, Prosser will be on the bench until July 31, and since the appellate court already punted to the Supreme Court, it’s extremely likely the fate of the budget reform bill will be decided with Posser on the bench, win or loose.

parteagirl on March 30, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Good point. This issue will be dead and done within the 120 days left before Prosser vacates the seat – should he lose.

So as far as Walker et al is concerned, press on.

While the SCOWI is at it, they should use the case to ‘make it clear’ that no judge or anyone else has standing on issues involving legislative processes. So even if Kloppenhag gets in, future claims won’t have any standing to repeal that ruling — especially when two of the current donks wrote that rule in years ago.

AH_C on March 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Memo to GOP:

Stop referring to Sumi as “judge” and start referring to her as “tyrant” or “union advocate.”

viking01 on March 30, 2011 at 11:39 PM

I notice Maryann Sumi doesn’t yet have a Wikipedia page. Oooh we should fix that.

Sharke on March 30, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Now that the judge has doubled down on the initial order and emphasized that the law shouldn’t be implemented further until there’s been a ruling on the merits

Does the judge have standing to order that?

She can’t just decide she doesn’t like a law and order it stopped. As far as I know, there is no additional lawsuit in her court naming anyone else not in the original suit.

RJL on March 30, 2011 at 11:58 PM

They should have just re-passed the law when they had a quorum and were in the state house…

HondaV65 on March 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM

As I understand it, it’s not that easy.

During a regular session two days notice is required. As soon as the notice goes up the Democrats will head back to Illinois and start up their union thug protesting for as long as possible so their media can beat up the Republicans for months on end.

A few Republicans are finally playing to win instead of surrendering, maybe it will give our national leaders an idea.

RJL on March 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Frankly, that was my first thought after her last little tantrum. You can’t enjoin non-parties. Period. She can have all the little tantrums she wants, but until someone on the plaintiffs side wakes up and serves the proper parties, Sumi has no jurisdiction over them.

Bingo. Judge Sumi’s additional order recognizes that as well. She enjoins the Secretary of State, and no one else. from further implementing the Act, including setting another publication date and publishing the law in the official WI newspaper.

She was asked by the DA to declare that publication by the LRB was not a publication required WI law and that she declined to do.

I have handled injunction litigation since 1970. It is elementary that Injunctions are not effective against anyone who hasn’t been made a party and served with process. No one other than the Secretary of State has been made a party including Governor Walker and the WI department that handles payroll. The order does not bind either of them no matter what she said from the bench during the hearing.

vnjagvet on March 31, 2011 at 12:23 AM

I should add that despite the legal discussion in the above post, I have no idea how the public opinion war will play out. Both sides can accurately argue that their opponent is taking advantage of loopholes in the law.

vnjagvet on March 31, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Just do an end run around the courts.
Pass the stupid law again, allow the 24 hours for hearings, jump through all the hoops.

Vote again, sign it again and tell them to “Put that in your pipe and smoke it.”

Just do it and be done with it.

The Rock on March 31, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Oh my gosh, just have another vote. What is the big deal, you voted for it once, vote for it again, or are some GOP members in Wisconsin THAT spineless that they can’t go through people saying mean things to them again?

Maybe there is a strategy to this all, ignore this activist judge, and if the bill doesn’t hold up in court or if the liberals succeed in ousting a conservative judge, then they will vote on it again. Who knows, but they should protect Prosser. Ir maybe Prosser isn’t as reliable as we think he is, who knows.

I’m about ready to wash my hands with the people of Wisconsin, if they let the left wing win this then SCREW THEM. Let their state fall apart, let their schools fail and let the taxpayers be crushed by the weight of PEU pensions. If an example can’t be made by reforming Wisconsin, then an example will be made by watching it burn.

Daemonocracy on March 31, 2011 at 1:59 AM

This isn’t like Obama and Obamacare.
Whippet on March 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM

You’re right. Here the judge issued a clear coercive order saying “don’t implement the law,” and Republicans are ignoring it (by implementing the law).

crr6 on March 31, 2011 at 2:04 AM

This isn’t like Obama and Obamacare.
Whippet on March 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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You’re right. Here the judge issued a clear coercive order saying “don’t implement the law,” and Republicans are ignoring it (by implementing the law).

crr6 on March 31, 2011 at 2:04 AM

crr6:
Republicans are ignoring it (by implementing the law).
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According to DemocratUnderground,he says something entirely
different,and didn’t want to be EXILED,,or BANISHED,from the
John Edwards other America,her Progressive America!!
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Dane Co. GOP: Apologizes to Judge Sumi
3/30/2011

Unf*ckin believable! These people are nuts!

The Republican Party of Dane County sent out a press release on March 29th criticizing Judge Maryann Sumi for holding up the publication of Governor Scott Walker’s collective bargaining reform bill. Upon further reflection we’d like to apologize for not understanding her point of view.

Sure, Governor Walker’s bill is unquestionably constitutional, increases worker’s rights and helps local government balance budgets without having to fire public workers. The Wisconsin state legislature consulted with their non-partisan parliamentarian to make sure that the passage of the bill followed the rules of the Senate and Assembly. But this isn’t about the law, is it?

The Republican Party of Dane County recognizes that Judge Sumi is a leftist living in Dane County. Her friends are leftists living in Dane County. Her son is a left wing activist in Dane County. She goes to cocktail parties held by leftists in Dane County.

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She shops at organic gourmet food shops run by leftists living in Dane County. If she were to enforce the law of Wisconsin and do what was in the best interest of the people of Wisconsin, she’d be exiled from her lifestyle. She’d lose her friends!
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The leadership of the Republican Party of Dane County have all made the choice to stand against the Dane County elite. We accept that Left feels righteous vandalizing our homes and keying our cars. It’s only fair. We disagree based upon logic and principle. That is intolerable! We prioritize the Constitution and the well being of the people of Wisconsin over foie gras at cocktail parties. That’s the choice we made.

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We respect Judge Sumi’s decision to live her life with the rich diversity that liberals cherish.
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http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439×776857

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 3:10 AM

President Andrew Jackson Governor Scott Walker, regarding the Order of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall WI District Court Judge Sumi: “Let him her enforce it.”

Here’s your precedent: Worcester v. Georgia (US Sup. Ct.) The High Court struck down Georgia laws affecting the Cherokees and President Andrew Jackson refused to compel the state of Georgia to abide by the decision. He is reported to have said, “John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it.”

BigAlSouth on March 31, 2011 at 6:39 AM

“John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it.”

BigAlSouth on March 31, 2011 at 6:39 AM

history fail

Proud Rino on March 31, 2011 at 8:27 AM

Allahpundit’s right.

Don’t make waves… Keep in your place, don’t do any “big moves” and don’t be too loud about what you believe..Remember the NYTs is watching and, don’t forget, John McCain for President!

Kasper Hauser on March 31, 2011 at 8:44 AM

(b) national momentum for the left after winning the election, it’s an awfully steep price.

National momentum for marxist ideas, because of one possible lost judge election amongst ignorant voters, in what will probably be a low turnout election?

Um, no.

MNHawk on March 31, 2011 at 8:46 AM

The more the left turns to thuggary and ignoring laws by simply making stuff up from the bench, the more radicalized I am becoming. I imagine at the rate we are going, America will see a civil kinetic operation within my lifetime. I simply don’t see how these issues can be decided otherwise. The gulf is too great between people who want to live in a constitutional republic and people who want to live in a socialist autocracy. You cannot “compromise” liberty and institutions. You either willingly give them up to the other side, or you fight.

the other side clearly is willing to fight. they stoop to violence and thuggary at the drop of a hat. How much longer do we allow that to win the day and simply concede more rights and legitimacy to their socialist utopian ideas before we adopt their tactics and fight back?

Monkeytoe on March 31, 2011 at 8:48 AM

You’re right. Here the judge issued a clear coercive order saying “don’t implement the law,” and Republicans are ignoring it (by implementing the law).

crr6 on March 31, 2011 at 2:04 AM

“They said if I sided with Judge Sumi, the law would go into effect. And they were right.”

Secretary of State La Follette

Barnestormer on March 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM

(b) national momentum for the left after winning the election, it’s an awfully steep price.

Ohio misplaces Big Mo memo.

Barnestormer on March 31, 2011 at 10:10 AM