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By JGillman, Section News
Folks concerned about the sniping from within the Republican camp need to look at their candidates a little more closely from now on.
First off, any conservative who thinks that we should do anything else but vote for Pete Hoekstra, and Mitt Romney is off their nut. There are absolutely differences between those two and their opponents. The damage brought about by twelve years of Debbie Stabenow type thinking in the US Senate, and a mere three and a half years of Barack Obama as commander in chief is Awesome. And not in a good way. Their mindset and ideals are incompatible with a Republican form of government guaranteed by Article 4, Section 4 of our constitution.
Incompatible with a country ruled by law, not men.
Today's paper highlighted however, the unfortunate condition of our candidates vying for those positions of such importance; President, US Senator, and Michigan Supreme Court.
With the carefully placed articles in the local papers, we have a problem. Articles about how Romney is failing to Obama in 'key' states, and George Weeks inflating Pete Hoekstra's record so he could pop it like a balloon, to a Lessenberry column 'introducing' Bridget Mary McCormack's message to a state that doesn't know who she is:
"Nor is she a traditional candidate. Most Supreme Court nominees have been former senators, governors, or appellate and circuit court judges. McCormack is a popular law professor at the University of Michigan and director of the school's legal clinics.Excuse me while I take over the cat's duties of leaving partially digested food on the floor for a moment.
Not much of a soft sell eh?
Never mind the fact that the left is would up like a nine day clock in support of her candidacy. she is ALL Hollywood folks. In fact they have already put out a viral video where the former cast of an NBC show (West Wing) is actually referring to McCormack as "Hot". By golly! If that is the best qualification for the Michigan Supreme Court? Then rule-of-law be damned. Stake out the local "Toddlers & Tiaras" competitions for the next generations of our top legal referees!
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Back on November 4, 2008, the electoral disaster known as the Obama Tsunami swept out SCOMI rule-of-law Chief Justice Cliff Taylor, replacing him with creative interpretationist Diane Hathaway. During the intervening two years, Robert Young jr. (who is now the SCOMI Chief Justice) lectured on a regular basis throughout the state on the importance of returning a rule-of-law majority to the state's highest bench. The result was that, on November 2, 2010, the voters of Michigan elected Judge Mary Beth Kelly to the state's highest court. Combined with the re-election of Justice Robert Young, they turned out creative interpretation Justice Alton Davis and restored a rule-of-law majority to that bench.
However, with Governor Snyder tapping rule-of-law Justice Maura Corrigan to head the Department of Human Services, the voters of this state were understandably concerned that the governor might appoint someone who wouldn't square with the philosophy that they had voted for. I had spoken with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley back on last Tuesday (January 4th) regarding this, and had been assured by him that the strongest rule-of-law judge not currently serving on Michigan's State Supreme Court would be appointed to fill the vacancy.
I'm happy to notice that I've not been disappointed.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
On November 2, 2010, the voters of Michigan elected Judge Mary Beth Kelly to the state's highest court. Combined with the re-election of Justice Robert Young, they turned out Justice Alton Davis and restored a rule-of-law majority to that bench. That's a good thing. Unfortunately, that proper refereeing mentality didn't actually exist on SCOMI until noon on New Year's Day . . . when Justice-elect Kelly was sworn in.
This meant that, for the two months between Election Day and Inauguration Day, a rule-of-empathy majority still existed on Michigan's State Supreme Court. And just like the legislature, the high priesthood of creative interpretation held a lame-duck session, in which they've managed to come up with a way to screw us all.
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