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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 05:03 PM
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"If anyone knows the importance of the Midwest when it comes to electing president, it's Blackwell"
WASHINGTON - Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, the GOP's 2006 gubernatorial candidate, will be a featured speaker at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference this weekend in Indianapolis.

Blackwell, a Cincinnati native, is scheduled to speak at Saturday's breakfast. The conference, designed to showcase the Republican presidential candidates, is Friday through Sunday.

"If anyone knows the importance of the Midwest when it comes to electing a president, it's Ken Blackwell," Indiana Republican Party Chairman Murray Clark said. "He served as chief election officer in Ohio when that state's voters decided who would be president in 2004."

Also scheduled to attend the conference are former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a GOP presidential contender; and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, a likely GOP presidential contender.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2...

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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 05:06 PM
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1. Mr Blackwell should spend more time focusing on his son:
Edited on Tue Aug-21-07 05:07 PM by mod mom
He's a frickin millionaire-can't he pay his son's tuition bills?


Former secretary of state's son claims disqualification amounts to constitutional violation


KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Ohio Northern Law School graduate Rahshann Blackwell tested his legal dexterity before Ohio Supreme Court justices on the morning of Tuesday, August 7th.



During what normally amounts to a routine hearing, the adult son of Ohio's former Secretary of State and 2006 GOP gubernatorial candidate Kenneth Blackwell told justices, who regulate admissions to legal practice in the state, that the bar's Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution when it upheld a decision to disqualify results of his 2005 bar exam.

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Though he was "fully aware of this disclosure requirement ... " Trafford argued, Blackwell "... failed to disclose two legal proceedings when he submitted his application on March 30, 2005.

"He failed to disclose that he had been a defendant in an action brought against him by the University of Denver to collect unpaid tuition. He also failed to disclose that on the very day his application was being mailed to the court he was in jail in Colorado and charged with four traffic violations."

According to testimony, a criminal complaint was served on Blackwell on March 22, 2005, making the arrest a reportable incident. The arrest was based on the violation of four Colorado traffic laws: driving without a valid driver's license, operating an uninsured vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle and driving with an expired temporary permit.

Testimony revealed Blackwell had been cited at least twice before in October 2004 for driving without proof of insurance.


http://www.dailycourt.com/articles.php/2432
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 05:07 PM
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2. Why isn't he in jail? nt
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 05:07 PM
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3. we're still awaiting Conyers subpoenas.
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