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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:42 AM

Ginsburg Blasts Conservative Justices Who Blocked Wisconsin's Absentee Voting Extension

Source: huff post



04/06/2020 09:35 pm ET


“Either they will have to brave the polls,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her dissent, “or they will lose their right to vote.”


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg excoriated her conservative colleagues over their decision to deny Wisconsin Democrats’ request to extend the deadline for absentee voting in the state’s election on Tuesday, despite concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a 5-4 vote on Monday, the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc refused to extend the absentee voting deadline by six days, saying instead all mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday and received by April 13. Democrats had pleaded with the courts to give more leeway to voters as COVID-19 wreaks havoc around the nation, infecting more than 366,000 people and killing more than 10,000. The nation’s top public health officials have urged Americans to practice social distancing and to remain at home as much as possible, directives that run counter to entering a crowded polling place.

Ginsburg, who was joined in her dissent by the three other liberal Justices, said her conservative colleagues’ decision to see the election proceed as planned would effectively strip many Wisconsinites of their right to vote “through no fault of their own.”

“The question here is whether tens of thousands of Wisconsin citizens can vote safely in the midst of a pandemic,” Ginsburg wrote on Monday. “With the majority’s stay in place, that will not be possible. Either they will have to brave the polls, endangering their own and others’ safety. Or they will lose their right to vote, through no fault of their own.”

She continued: “That is a matter of utmost importance — to the constitutional rights of Wisconsin’s citizens, the integrity of the State’s election process, and in this most extraordinary time, the health of the Nation.........................................

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ruth-bader-ginsburg-wisconsin-absentee_n_5e8bc6e3c5b62459a92dc109



I know several folks who thought the primary would be delayed and never asked for an absentee ballot.--they didn't believe that Republicans in the legislature would actually make them go out during our lock down.



Others did not know how to upload their ID via the computer to request the ballot.
WI is a mess!

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Reply Ginsburg Blasts Conservative Justices Who Blocked Wisconsin's Absentee Voting Extension (Original post)
riversedge Apr 7 OP
Iliyah Apr 7 #1
olegramps Apr 7 #13
Submariner Apr 7 #2
OrlandoDem2 Apr 7 #3
ProfessorGAC Apr 7 #9
MichMan Apr 7 #21
Ad Infinitum Apr 7 #4
illegal smile Apr 7 #5
usaf-vet Apr 7 #7
Igel Apr 7 #19
usaf-vet Apr 7 #6
lark Apr 7 #8
ProfessorGAC Apr 7 #10
bluestarone Apr 7 #11
Bayard Apr 7 #12
pazzyanne Apr 7 #15
colsohlibgal Apr 7 #14
Evolve Dammit Apr 7 #16
calimary Apr 7 #17
rickyhall Apr 7 #18
DavidDvorkin Apr 7 #20
ResistantAmerican17 Apr 7 #22
TryLogic Apr 8 #23

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:47 AM

1. The 5 justices don't give a damn about the health of the country . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:13 AM

13. The five Republican justices follow orders on how to vote. Nothing to do with justice or rule of law

The Supreme Court has become as corrupt as courts in the worst dictatorships in regard to the objective rule of law. The Republican controlled court didn't hesitate to put Bush in the White House so to expect them to actually be independent and to justly rule is an absurdity. Each and every decision, however how remotely, that does not conform with the Republicans' agenda is destined to be defeated.

The objective and intent of the making the justices appointment for life was to insure their independence from political pressure has been an unmitigated failure when Republicans control the nominating and appointment process. They are so driven by the a diabolical rightwing extremism of an intolerant minority that its rulings totally contradict the general consensus of the people. It has become a classical case of the very antitheses of its original purpose of its impartial adherence to the very Constitution they have sworn to uphold.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:48 AM

2. I wish I was an owner of the Green Bay Packers

I would be on TV this morning telling the state how I'm going to move the team out of Wisconsin.

Does anyone have any testicles in Wisconsin? How about we hear from the Packers star players (or somebody for chrissakes) objecting vociferously about his BS making their state look like something out of the turn of the 19th century.

The courts would rather pose a death sentence on some voters rather than delay the vote or have a mail in. Buttheads.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:52 AM

3. Doesn't the community own the Packers?

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:39 AM

9. Yes

Anybody who lived there for 10 years when the team went to public ownership got a share of the team. Even renters.
There is no single owner or ownership group.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:58 PM

21. I'm sure the residents of Green Bay that own the Packers are going to demand they move. lmao

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:55 AM

4. Purposely

 







Visibly drooling.







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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:59 AM

5. At least a precedent is set

that those same five conservative justices now cannot act in any way to postpone the November elections.

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Response to illegal smile (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:24 AM

7. I wouldn't bet on it.

Since Bush v Gore 2000 SCOTUS anointment of Bush we have seen the RW in this country disregard anything that stands in their way to grabbing the sole power at every level. One-party rule! One-party dictatorship! Their PARTY!

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Response to illegal smile (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:28 PM

19. You're merging two different things.

This decision didn't involve election postponement. That was decided by the WI supreme court, which basically said that the legislature had been asked and decided not to postpone the election, expressing the legislature's will.

The SCOTUS decision involved absentee ballots and nothing more, if I remember correctly. By the time SCOTUS issued its ruling the WI court had said the elections would proceed. Since the elections were going to be held, then it was a question as to whether there was time to request and return an absentee ballot.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:19 AM

6. The republicans in Wisconsin and across the country are DESPERATE to steal the 2020 election.....

.... it is a go for broke, hail mary attempt to hold on to control of the levers of government that they have already stolen.

Of course, they don't want a fair election where everyone gets a chance to select their leaders. Instead, the republicans want to reverse the process and choose who gets to vote in this election and all future elections.

Wisconsin has been corrupted by the gang of anti-government pro-one-party dictatorship.

This used to be a great state until Walker and his thugs stole power. One step at a time they have dismantled any fairness and equality that used to be a hallmark of the state and the people of Wisconsin.

I hope with the 2020 election we can start to slowly return the power of governance back to the people of Wisconsin.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:27 AM

8. The entire USA is a freaking mess with some spots of blue sanity.

Repugs hate us and are totally ok with tons dying for assmouths' and their own profits. They are always economy over people and working class/poor people don't matter one bit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:42 AM

10. That's Not A Blast

Justified criticism, but measured & controlled. She didn't blast them.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:44 AM

11. THIS is definitely a sign of things to come!

The SC will do ANYTHING they can to keep trump in office! VOTE VOTE VOTE big time!! The ONLY way we can defeat these fucking rethugs.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:56 AM

12. She is Justice National Treasure

Dem turnout will be way down, especially if they're thinking Biden already has this locked up (true). Rethuglican turnout will be up because those that can still walk think the pandemic is a hoax.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:12 AM

15. If they are not taking the pandemic seriously, they probably won't be around to vote in November.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:15 AM

14. Tell It Notorious RBG!

Now go back into your bubble wrap you need to be there till 1/21.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:21 AM

16. they don't fucking care at all. Not at all.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:43 AM

17. Hang On, Ruthie! Ruthie, hang on!!!

New version of the oldie "Hang On Sloopy"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:47 AM

18. Why we need a comprehensive Voting Rights Amendment.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:49 PM

20. Has she now changed her opinion of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:25 PM

22. The Roberts wing of the Supreme Court are as democracy

Killing ideologues as Barr, drumph, and the rest of the cabal. The court is part and parcel in the bag for drumph and his minions. They are his minions.*edited for typo.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:03 AM

23. Those right wing Supreme Court justices are crooked, unAmerican, and anti-democracy mobsters.

Apparently they prefer fascism. If that happens, the John G. Roberts Court will get the blame.

The Roberts Court.
The Roberts Court.
The Roberts Court.

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