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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:32 PM
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Have You Guys Seen Who's On Prosser's Recount Team ???
Prosser Campaign: Announces recount team
4/7/2011

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(April 7, 2011Delafield, WI) The Prosser for Supreme Court campaign is transitioning from campaigning to the expected legal efforts by assembling an exceptional recount team.

Over the last 36 hours, we have put together an outstanding legal team, headed by Madison-based Attorney Jim R. Troupis to prepare for a statewide recount. The team will also include Milwaukee-based Attorney Dan Kelly and Ben Ginsberg Washington D.C., said Justice David Prosser. We are preparing for a recount, contingent on the results of the statewide canvas currently underway.

Troupis, of Troupis Law Office is a longtime trusted friend of the Justice, and has a wealth of experience in election law and is well-respected in the legal community.

Joining the team, Kelly of Reinhardt Boerner and Van Deuren is a strong litigator, and has tried three cases before the Supreme Court.

Rounding out the legal team, will be Ben Ginsbewirg, of Patton Boggs, a nationally-recognized expert on election law who has been involved in a number of high-profile cases.

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Link: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=232743

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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:45 AM
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1. Ginsburg...Ginsburg...hmm, refresh my memory
I seem to recall something about the year 2000...and Florida...
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:49 AM
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2. Remember guys in white shirts and ties screaming and banging on windows?
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 12:53 AM by Bozita
Might be those guys.




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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:55 AM
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3. Interesting how this is NOT there top news!
You would think this would be frontpage on their website.

http://www.reinhartlaw.com/Pages/default.aspx

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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:11 AM
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4. 'Patton Boggs'
Mubarak's law firm! A lobbying firm as well as a law firm. When Mubarak was under pressure from his own people to step down, Frank Wisner went to Egypt to help out the dictator, stating that 'Mubarak has to stay' at a time when Obama had said he needed to step down.

Our Man In Egypt Works For Egypt


Why would Wisner throw Mubarak a lifeline? Perhaps because he's a client of Wisner's law firm.

Wisner, a career diplomat who previously served as ambassador to Egypt and India, cashed out at the State Department and now works as a foreign affairs adviser for Patton Boggs, the ludicrously juiced law firm and lobbying operation that secretly runs everything in Washington. And Patton Boggs has extensive ties to Mubarak's regime


Patton Boggs website boasts that they represent: "some of the leading Egyptian commercial families and their companies, and we have been involved in oil and gas and telecommunications infrastructure projects on their behalf."

One of those "leading Egyptian commercial families" is that of Ahmed Ezz, a loathed steel magnate and close confidant of Mubarak's son Gamal who has been accused by protesters of "suck the blood of the people" by using his party connections to lock down the steel market. According to lobbying disclosure reports filed with the Senate, Patton Boggs (though not Wisner himself) lobbied on behalf of Ezz to the tune of $20,000 in 2007. And foreign agent registrations on file with the Department of Justice show that the firm entered into a retainer agreement with the Egyptian Embassy in 1990. It's unclear how long that relationship lasted, but a Patton Boggs representative told Salon's Elliott Justin that with the exception of a "small legal matter last year" that it worked on for the Egyptian Embassyi.e., Mubarakthe firm hasn't done any Egypt work since the mid-1990s.

Anyway, it would be shocking to imagine that Wisner's out-of-tune support for the Egyptian dictator would have anything to do with his law firm's long-standing relationships with Mubarak cronies. Also, before Wisner worked at Patton Boggs, he spent 12 years at AIG. So there's that.


Looks like Prosser is bringing in the heavy hitters ~ Patton Boggs "the ludicrously juiced law firm and lobbying operation that secretly runs everything in Washington"

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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:40 AM
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5. Someone from the law firm secured by Mubarak?
You can't make this stuff up.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:41 AM
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6. Kloppenburg has Franken's attorney.
So we've got that going for us.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:44 AM
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7. Ben Ginsberg...first a BFEE plant @ Boston Globe, TV attack dog in 90s, mentor to Swiftliars, and
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 09:45 AM by blm
all around Bush-Rove conduit for all things criminal. Election law expert, my ass.
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