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Wed Mar 4, 2015, 09:20 PM

 

Wisconsin's Kangaroo Court may hear Walker Doe case in secret

The State Supreme Court here is so fucked up as to be beyond hope. Now they want to hold their hearing of the case against Walker in secret. The corruption on this court just plain stinks. Four of the justices were backed by the same moneyed interests who backed Walker, the same moneyed interests who are principles in the case.



http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/state-high-court-may-hold-john-doe-arguments-in-secret-b99456302z1-295073391.html


Madison In a highly unusual move, the state Supreme Court is considering holding all or part of its oral arguments in secret in a case focused on whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative groups illegally worked together in recall elections.

In a five-page order issued late Wednesday, the court told attorneys involved in the case to file briefs next week spelling out whether they believe the public should be prohibited from attending all or part of the arguments on April 17 and 20. The court also wants the attorneys to weigh in on whether to allow live television coverage of the arguments, as has been happening for years for all of the high court's cases.

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Much of the otherwise secret probe has become public through media reports and a wave of litigation that resulted in once-sealed documents being filed in state and federal courthouses. Among the information disclosed was the involvement of Walker's campaign in raising money for the conservative Wisconsin Club for Growth.

The Wisconsin Club for Growth has run ads over the years that have helped put or keep four justices on the Supreme Court. It is estimated to have spent $400,000 for Annette Ziegler in 2007; $507,000 for Michael Gableman in 2008; $520,000 for David Prosser in 2011; and $350,000 for Patience Roggensack in 2013. Special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has asked one or more of the justices to step aside from the John Doe cases, presumably because of that spending.

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Reply Wisconsin's Kangaroo Court may hear Walker Doe case in secret (Original post)
Scuba Mar 2015 OP
blkmusclmachine Mar 2015 #1
Half-Century Man Mar 2015 #2
HereSince1628 Mar 2015 #3
pansypoo53219 Mar 2015 #4
Fairgo Mar 2015 #5
Scuba Mar 2015 #6
Fairgo Mar 2015 #7

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 09:33 PM

1. Stink of fascism.

 

14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism:

http://www.rense.com/general37/char.htm


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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 09:59 PM

2. The fact that they cheat is bad enough, but they are just so incompetent at it.

They deal from the bottom of the deck so badly, they want us to close our eyes during the shuffle and deal.

Ask anyone to play poker that way.

How about this; in order to preserve the integrity of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (and yet my keyboard melted slightly when I wrote the six proceeding words), We ask the Supreme Court of Minnesota to hold the hearing in public.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 10:10 PM

3. Do you suppose the R's know that Walker's alleged greatness depends on the rigged system in WI?

There is really no way that Walker can be in DC what he is in WI without complete control of Congress and the Courts.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:03 AM

4. WI was squeaky clean before tommy fucking thompson.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:49 AM

5. I concur

Toxic Tommy...
I used to live in the driftless on a cooperative farm among the orchards. Its still a beautiful place with a great rural soul, but the ugly face of corporate facism as been ascendant for decades now.

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Response to Fairgo (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:52 AM

6. I grew up in the driftless area. And, I'll say again, you should post more.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:57 AM

7. Thank you for the encouragement

Coming from you, I will make an effort. I appreciate the progressive voices on DU...Yours among the most engaging. Cheers!

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