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Tag: Frank Kelley
Arguments being forwarded by labor acolytes is that AG Bill Schuette is supposed to defend the constitutionally protected pensions of Detroit's workforce.
"Republican barrister Richard McLellan, a state constitutional expert, said the constitution's language regarding pensions does not bind the state to protect pensions of municipal employees.It really doesn't.
And the aging/deteriorating legal brain of Frank Kelley saying so doesn't make it the truth. Frankly, even in his BEST years, Kelley overlooked rampant corruption at all levels in Detroit, allowing the city to fall into the condition we now find it.
Detroit pensioners, you HAD your chance.
Many of them in fact. Including an EFM law which would have allowed the culling of waste without the possibility of federal judges mitigating pension levels. Instead, your best hope now is that a great big garage sale of on a DIA scale saves your rears.
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By JGillman, Section News
Former attorney General Frank Kelley is bemoaning the fact some of his work is being looked at a little more closely. He is feeling a bit put out apparently:
But he's worried now, about us -- our state, our nation, and our future. Last week he sent a rather remarkable letter to a number of opinion leaders in this state. "I am writing to you now with a sense of dismay," he says. "During my time in office I truly tried to serve the people," he says, adding with pride that, "during my time in office, very few of my opinions were ever overturned."
So he is super bummed that he is being told he is wrong. Big surprise.
Kelley complains that constitutional protections are being threatened. Particularly where corporations and money going to elections would be concerned. Strangely, I don't recall a Kelly 'decision' that said unions couldn't participate in the election process, and I really don't recall any kvetching about the McCain Feingold bill which convoluted the entire process even more. No, Franky Kelley would like it one way and if the flavor doesn't have his stink, he isn't happy.
Go cry a river FORMER ag.
And while you are at it, consider this great representation of individual rights you fought for. Yeah, that one. Right.
Now used for seat belt enforcement justification, it is a wholesale abrogation of the 4th brought to you by this concerned genius. He was wrong then, and still wrong today.
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