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Judge Sumi Rules Budget Repair Bill Not In Effect

Posted by  ▪  March 31, 2011
Judge Maryann Sumi has issued this morning a two-page ruling saying the budget repair bill is not in effect.  Via JSOnline:A state law to sharply curb union bargaining by public employees is not in effect, a Dane County judge ruled Thursday, continuing the turmoil over a measure that sparked massive protests…
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The Most Important Judicial Nominee You Never Heard Of Up For Another Vote Today

Posted by  ▪  March 31, 2011
I have written numerous times about John J. “Jack” McConnell, Jr., who has been nominated to the federal District Court in Rhode Island.  The nomination was one of a handful on which Republicans drew a line in the sand last year, along with Goodwin Liu.By way of background, McConnell was the…
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Judge Sumi Warns Attorneys About Criticisms

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2011
The attorneys present during these comments indicated it was not clear to whom they were directed, but I have to believe the warnings were directed at attorneys for the State.As reported by JSOnline (emphasis mine):Before wrapping up a brief hearing Wednesday, Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi offered a word of caution…
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Waiting for it

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2011
…”We cannot balance the budget on the backs of the Libyan people.”——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Olbermann vs. The Conservative Voice on Campus

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2011
KathleenLast night, Keith Olbermann addressed his alma mater in a lecture auditorium. I wasn’t in attendance for two reasons: 1. I still felt nauseous from seeing him the day before at a private reception for journalists (and whatever he is nowadays) and 2. it was more productive for me to study…
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Please Meet The Middle Eastern Reformer-in-Chief

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2011
The man Hillary Clinton described as a “reformer” (which she later tried to walk back), and on whom the Obama administration has pinned its hopes for peace in the Middle East, despite his having helped funnel insurgents into Iraq to kill American soldiers and Iraqi civilians, his arming of Hezbollah, and his service as…
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Help Get This Ad On The Air In Wisconsin

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2011
There has been a lot of talk lately in the right-blogosphere about the importance of the upcoming Supreme Court election in Wisconsin, which is next week.  National unions and leftist groups have poured millions into attacking current Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, including a malicious advertisement accusing him of failing to…
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It Always Ends Badly

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2011
A commenter using the pseudonym “Milwaukeean” has been active here for the past couple of weeks regarding the various court and other disputes in Wisconsin.Milwaukeean didn’t seem to cross the line from dissenter to troll, made some good points at times, and often argued against my position and the position of other…
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Thanks For Trying To Cheer Me Up, But …

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2011
Thanks to reader Jason who took this photo recently in Raleigh, NC:Maybe there’s something to the story of the tide turning in Raleigh.——————————————–Related Posts:Bumper Stickers – The SeriesFollow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

Does Media Matters Really Want People To Listen To This Tape?

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2011
Media Matters, as part of its new “get Fox News” agenda, is spinning a tape of Bill Sammons of Fox News made in 2009 as reflecting dishonesty as to “mischievous speculation” in 2008 as to whether Obama had socialist tendencies.  Needless to say, the left-blogsphere has reacted with glee.But listen to the actual…
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Wisconsin Judge Expands TRO, Prohibits Implementation of Budget Bill

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2011
Based on reports from inside Judge Sumi’s courtroom, it appears that she has issued an expanded TRO ruling that the budget bill is not in effect and was not “published” as required, and enjoins further implementation.Correction: Per local news reporter, initial reports that Judge found law not in effect were not…
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The Swiss cheese of newspapers

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2011
it has oh-so many holes. Find out how to circumvent The New York Times’s pretend pay wall (then subscribe to a good newspaper, won’t you?). – KM——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

NATO State v. University of Libya

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2011
I don’t understand why aspiring political cartoonist Mark Smith doesn’t have a syndication yet.This is another one of his brilliant cartoons:——————————————–Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
 

The French Connection

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2011
Kathleen McCaffrey —Anne Applebaum, one of my favorite writers, posted a really fascinating article in Slate last night. Applebaum explores the motives of Sarkozy’s Libya campaign:The man who introduced Sarkozy to the Benghazi rebels is none other than Bernard-Henri Lévy, a pop philosopher so French that I can’t think of an…
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Schumer Follows And Gives Anti-Tea Party Orders

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2011
Notice how Democrats have been talking lately about how Republicans in Congress are held hostage by Tea Party-backed new members?  And how for years Democrats have made sure to use the term “extremist” when referring to Tea Parties?It’s a pre-planned line of attack by the Democratic Causus, and one of the enforcers…
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Sorry Doesn’t Seem To Be TPaw’s Hardest Word

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2011
I have suggested long ago and again that Mitt Romney’s best strategy on Romneycare simply would be to admit it was a mistake, even though honest and serious distinctions could be drawn between Obamacare and Romneycare.  He has not done that, and the political wound still festers.Tim Pawlenty understands the power…
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“The One Opinion Piece the New York Times Didn’t Want You to Read”

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2011
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has posted on his website an Op-Ed The NY Times declined to run. (h/t JSOnline):”In nearly every state across America, Governors are facing major budget deficits. Many, Democrat and Republican alike, are cutting state aid to schools and other local governments – which will force…
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