Wisconsin GOP Investigates Judge Who Made “Wrong” Decision
Newt Gingrich has been blubbering for years about having judges impeached and disbarred (or worse) for making an “incorrect” ruling. And now the Wisconsin Republican Party is actually putting Plan Gingrich into action.
Dane County (WI) Judge David Flanagan has temporarily barred the enforcement of Wisconsin’s Voter ID law. His injunction will temporarily prevent the new “extremely broad and largely needless” law from taking effect. And there’s an election coming up on April 3rd.
Most people would react to a court ruling they don’t like by appealing the case to a higher court. That is, people whose parents aren’t first cousins and whose IQs are higher than their shoe sizes. Republicans, on the other hand, have reacted by doing what Republicans do best: Going for the jugular. Why bother with those boring legal channels when it’s so much easier to just smear and “investigate” the judge whose ruling you disagree with.
Here’s the funniest (but not ha ha) part of the Wisconsin GOP’s “reasoning” — Judge Flanagan was “unqualified” to make a ruling in this case because he signed the recall petition against Scott Walker.
WTF??? Let’s see, Justice Antonin Scalia and Dick Cheney can go on a hunting trip together, just a few weeks before Scalia issues a ruling in Cheney’s favor; and that’s just hunky dory. Clarence Thomas’ wife is active in all kinds of teabagger organizations, and this has absolutely NOTHING to do with Clarence Thomas’ conservative rulings.
And there have been countless cases of high ranking judges who get wined and dined and pampered by VIPs from powerful industries, and then make judicial rulings that just happen to be favorable to that industry. Nope, nothing improper going on. Move along, nothing to see here.
And now, on top of all that, a Wisconsin judge should have recused himself from a case because he signed a petition?!?!?!?
God I hate stupid people.