Okay, they played the legal lottery and won.
I get that.
I don’t have to like that, but I get it.
We have a Supreme Court Chief Justice whose mental state is seriously suspect. A fellow Supreme Court Justice who is apparently too concerned with “leaving a legacy” than actually following the letter of the law. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the judicial activism displayed by other SCOTUS Justices in preceding rulings (and these) on unrelated cases should also be a cause for concern for any Freedom-loving American. But that is better left for another discussion.
Now, the LGBTIQ-crowd wants to turn the screws just one more time.
The Detroit News reported last Friday that the lawyers for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse want to stick the Michigan Taxpayer with a bill of $1,927,450 for fees and court costs in fighting the decision of Michigan Voters back in 2004.
Lawyers Carole Stanyar and Dana Nessel essentially said that if anyone should get angry about the amount, to blame Lansing.
Nice try at obfuscation there ladies, but I’m still placing the blame squarely on you two (along with local activist federal Judge Bernard Friedman) for essentially telling Michigan Voters what we can go and do with ourselves.
Granted Gov. Snyder couldn’t be bothered to make anything even remotely like a decision on this case. And granted, Gubernatorial Candidate wannabe, er I mean Attorney General Bill Schuette has a difficult time going after criminals when they are literally standing right in front of him, but in this case, he was actually doing his job this time in standing up for the will of Michigan Voters.
Further on, in a sad and pathetic mea culpa on their bill, the lawyers stated,
“The questions presented were unquestionably novel, complex and difficult. This was the first trial in history challenging the Michigan Marriage Amendment, and Michigan’s statutory marriage and second-parent adoption bans.”
Since DeBoer & Rowse couldn’t pay their bills, Ms. Stanyar tries to engender sympathy in her filing by adding,
“Raising the funds for this litigation was exceedingly difficult. This was a difficult, hotly contested ,emotion-charged lawsuit from start to finish…”
Sniff. Sniff. Talk about…bad acting!
If your side couldn’t get enough willing people to pay you for your time in fighting the Michigan Voter, that should have been a big clue right there that you were in the wrong, Ms. Stanyar.
A copy of their court filing can be found in the link above.