Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 735)
 

Lisa Madigan’s Lawsuit Almost Caused Irreparable Damage to Illinois

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7:21am 12/18/2008 at 7:21am

Thanks for Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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The lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office had almost no legal or factual basis. Legally, the lawsuit failed to set forth any authority which would warrant the Illinois Supreme Court supplanting the constitutional impeachment process...

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Illinois Supreme Court Rejects AG Madigan’s Motion To Remove Blagojevich

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 3:07pm 12/17/2008 at 3:07pm

As we predicted repeatedly (here, and here, and

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What Blagojevich’s Impeachment Defense Will Look Like

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12:20pm 12/17/2008 at 12:20pm

The Illinois legislature has a problem. It has little guidance as to the standard or procedures for impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and must be mindful of not ruining the criminal prosecution commenced by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Blagojevich will use the legislature’s dilemma to his advantage, put the legislators’ own...

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News Alert: We Already Have A Mileage Tax

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 9:40am 12/17/2008 at 9:40am

Various states, including Rhode Island and North Carolina, are considering taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive. These proposals, understandably, have generated outrage among motorists.

News Alert: There already is a mileage tax. It’s called the gasoline tax. Motorists pay state and federal taxes on each gallon of gasoline they...

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Can’t We Be More Like Europe?

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 8:39am 12/17/2008 at 8:39am

Stifling taxes and a large government bureaucracy really work:

The violent unrest that followed the shooting of a 15-year-old boy has driven Greece to the brink of a political crisis. The rioting m...

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Blagojevich 2 – Madigans 0, But Fitzgerald Hasn’t Batted Yet

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12:03am 12/17/2008 at 12:03am

The first attempt of Illinois legislators to meet to lay the groundwork for impeaching Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn’t get off the ground. The legislative committee put together by House Speaker Michael Madigan stopped working after less than two hours. Reports indicate that the committee was stymied when U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald...

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Illinois Bond Funding Agreement Pulls Last Leg From Madigan Lawsuit Against Blagojevich

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 12:31pm 12/16/2008 at 12:31pm

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.
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Reuters is reporting that “Illinois will...

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Michael Madigan Undermines Lisa Madigan, With Good Reason

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 9:14am 12/16/2008 at 9:14am

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan has announced that in six days the Illinois legislature will convene a committee to begin considering whether the Illinois legislature should commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Rod Blagojevich. This measured announcement seriously undermines Speaker Madigan’s daughter, Attorney...

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Blagojevich is Winning the Game of Twister — So Far

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Posted by    Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:28am 12/15/2008 at 11:28am

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is running circles around Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, at least so far.

Reports that Gov. Blagojevich is open to signing legislation for a special election for Barack Obama’s open Senate seat puts the AG in an impossible position. If the AG supports Gov. Blagojevich signing such legislation,...

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From the Archives: Rahm Emmanuel Held Secretive Fundraiser For Blagojevich in 2006

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Posted by    Monday, December 15, 2008 at 10:08am 12/15/2008 at 10:08am

In the age of the internet, it’s hard to play the “Rod, we hardly knew you” game. This from a June 27, 2006 report on a fundraiser held in Washington D.C. for Rod Blagojevich hosted by … Rahm Emanuel:

June 27, 2006 (Last Updated: 4:45 PM) (WLS) — Members of Illinois’ political...

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Illinois Attorney General Gets a Grade of “C-“

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 5:04pm 12/14/2008 at 5:04pm

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.
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The Brief and supporting motion papers filed by the Illinois Attorney General with the Illinois Supreme Court in support of the request to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich, now are available online. I have no idea what the Illinois Supreme Court will...

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5500 Journalists Can’t Be Wrong — Rhode Island Is The Most Corrupt State

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3:40pm 12/14/2008 at 3:40pm

A survey of reporters has declared Rhode Island to be the most corrupt state. Illinois, eat your heart out. Or as we say in Rhode Island, “we have everything Texas has, without the empty space.”

 
 
 

Is Blagojevich Calling The Madigans’ Bluff?

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3:08pm 12/14/2008 at 3:08pm

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced today, through a spokesman, that he will not be resigning on Monday, December 15, 2008, as some have speculated. The 15th is the day the...

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Can Conservatives Be Social Workers?

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 2:37pm 12/14/2008 at 2:37pm

William Felkner, a former student at the Rhode Island College [RIC] School of Social Work, has filed suit against the school claiming that he was the subject of discrimination based on his conservative views. Felkner claims that professors and administrators used the pretext that Felkner’s views did not comport with the...

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I Went to Greece on Vacation and All I Got Was This Lousy …

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 12:14pm 12/14/2008 at 12:14pm

I went to Greece on vacation to escape the hard times here in the U.S. of A. It wasn’t much fun, all I got was this lousy …

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For the Sake of the Nation, Gov. Blagojevich Should NOT Resign

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Posted by    Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 1:27am 12/13/2008 at 1:27am

See my article, For the Sake of the Nation, Gov. Blagojevich Should Not Resign, at American Thinker.

Why would I want a corrupt Governor to remain in office until trial...
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Illinois Attorney General Boxes State Into Fiscal Corner

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Posted by    Friday, December 12, 2008 at 8:47pm 12/12/2008 at 8:47pm

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed papers with the Illinois Supreme Court seeking to have Governor Rod Blagojevich declared “unable” to serve, and stripping him of his executive powers pending impeachment proceedings. In filing...

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