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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 01:31 PM
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CONYERS AND OTHERS TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN OHIO SUPREME COURT
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CONYERS AND OTHERS TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN OHIO SUPREME COURT

Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the
House Judiciary Committee, will be filing an amicus brief in the Ohio
Supreme Court with the support of Senator Russ Feingold and 17 other members
of the House of Representatives recommending that the Court not sanction the
attorneys who brought Ohio election contest in Moss v. Bush (no.04-2088).
Mr. Conyers offered the following statement:

"The attorneys in this case had reason to believe that the
election results did not reflect the will of the electorate. In good faith,
they brought a case based not only on statistical probability but the
depositions and affidavits of computer experts, statisticians, and election
volunteers. In only a couple months, these attorneys have amassed over 900
pages of evidence.

"While we take no opinion on the underlying case, we firmly
support the right of citizens to challenge elections results in court when
they have a good faith basis to do so. Truly, Secretary Blackwell's attempt
to sanction these attorneys is meant to send a message to anyone who dare
challenge his questionable election administration. For our democracy to
work properly, we can't allow this sort of intimidation by state officials."
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 01:33 PM
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1. Thanks, Will.
I was just wondering what was happening on that front. Boy, Conyers is sure a bulldog. Wish we had a hundred of him.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 02:54 AM
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12. actually, we could use 435 of him!
He really is a patriot and a true American.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 10:50 AM
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18. make that 535 n/t
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 01:34 PM
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2. -Booming voice- --"Big John"--
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 01:34 PM
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3. It takes a real prick to file for sanctions.
I'd hate a Democrat that did that.
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satya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 01:35 PM
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4. Thanks--Conyers, the tireless Patriot, strikes again. nt
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 01:38 PM
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5. Go, Johnny, GO!
John Conyers is a true patriot.

Thanks Will, for posting this... Need some good news today. Was just thinking about our "Fraud-Buster Four"...
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 01:47 AM
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11. I've been worrying about them too. They've been so tireless...
and so unrewarded.

And now to be threatened with saction.

Conyers IS incredible. That's what Democracts and Democracy are REALLY like...caring for ALL.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 03:05 PM
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20. John Conyers is amazing
I think he's great. :bounce:
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 02:03 PM
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6. Conyers is our tireless fighter
And thanks to you, Will, for keeping us informed of these important developments.
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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 02:10 PM
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7. Thanks for posting this!
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 02:15 PM
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8. Go Conyers!
Baby steps....it's hard to be patient!

Oh, I just love the idea of these sanctions biting BLackwell on his own sorry ass!! :P
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 07:37 PM
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9. Great n/t
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feelthebreeze Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 09:37 PM
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10. Stayin' alive, Stayin' alive, ah,ah,ah,ah Stayin' aliiiiive...kick
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 03:06 AM
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13. Thanks Will
One more document entered into public record!

Thank you, Rep Conyers!!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 03:06 PM
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21. He should get flowers too
:hug:
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 03:15 AM
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14. kick
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 04:21 AM
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15. Thank you for the update on the Ohio Lawyers and the Ohio evil court
:kick:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 04:31 AM
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16. There's something here about how HARD we worked for two
years, how much energy we got going, how we're not going away.

I'm just flabbergasted on one hand; on the other, it's just logical consequence.

Very heartening, thanks.

Beth in SF
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 10:24 AM
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17. I'll say it again, John Conyers 2005 MAN OF THE YEAR! nt
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NationalEnquirer Donating Member (571 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 10:55 AM
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19. I am getting disheartened.
Sometimes I think Conyers is just going through the motions to appease us, although I still think Boxer is sincere.

Its just one of those "down" weeks for me I guess.
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