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Man Who Pleaded Guilty On Drug Charge Gets To Vote (MN Activist Judge)
WCCO.com ^ | 9/12/08 | AP

Posted on 09/12/2008 10:16:03 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Twenty-four-year-old Javontez Lavel Ross pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing several bags of suspected heroin with intent to sell. But he asked Ramsey County District Judge Margaret Marrinan to postpone his sentencing so he could vote in the Nov. 4 election.........

The judge granted his request, calling the contest a "historic election." She set his sentencing for Nov. 12.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcco.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: acorn; felon; felonvote; franken; fraud; judge; vote; wod
Charge the judge with obstruction of justice.....
1 posted on 09/12/2008 10:16:06 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Anyone want to guess the politics of the two criminals?

The leftists certainly believe even one vote is important.

2 posted on 09/12/2008 10:21:10 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Although he was running drugs to Minnesota, it looks like he is from Chicago.

This guy's vote won't mean much in IL.

In a scenario where his vote actually became meaningful in IL, we would have a McCain landslide.

3 posted on 09/12/2008 10:22:24 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
calling the contest a "historic election."

I wouldn't expect anything less from MN! Just goes to show how truly desperate the progressives are I think.

4 posted on 09/12/2008 10:25:34 AM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Audaces fortuna iuvat.)
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To: wideawake

I don’t think they’ll let him go back to Illinois to cast his vote. By electon day, he’ll be a “resident” of Minnesota...


5 posted on 09/12/2008 10:26:36 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
If I'm reading the Ramsey County Elections site properly, that judge is on the ballot (see http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/elections/CandidatesFilingForOffice2008.htm, seat 15 under District Judges). Now I'm not saying that she is making her ruling in her own self interest BUT ... she has opened the door to an ethics inquiry, no? Seems to me that the moment a voter in her district raised the question in her court, she was duty bound to recuse herself.
6 posted on 09/12/2008 10:27:21 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Yep.

“Current term expires January 2009.”

http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=JudgeBio_v2&ID=30293


7 posted on 09/12/2008 10:30:18 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: NonValueAdded

is it a retention ballot.... or does she have an opponent?


8 posted on 09/12/2008 10:30:57 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Forget Errol Flynn.... I'm in like McCain/Palin!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This idiot is going to cancel out my vote.

***! this pisses me off.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 10:31:54 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to Impeach Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; keep your eye on these House hearings.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If the election wasn’t “historic” he would have probably received equal justice.


10 posted on 09/12/2008 10:32:06 AM PDT by CarryingOn (The Presidency of the United States is not an entry-level position.)
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To: wideawake

According to the article:
“People convicted of felonies are banned from voting until they finish their jail or prison time and probation.”

He pled guilty - but not getting sentenced. How does that allow him to retain the right to vote? Wasn’t he ‘convicted’ when he pled guilty?

And about where he is going to vote - it would not be a surprise to find he ‘resides’ in IL and MN - so he could vote a number of times.


11 posted on 09/12/2008 10:37:24 AM PDT by Wills_Dad
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I don’t understand. If someone either pleads guilty or is found guilty does that not make them guilty? Would this not make him a felon even tho’ his sentence has not been stated? Sentencing does not mean he is more or less guilty...it is just the penalty for BEING guilty. So...how can he still vote?


12 posted on 09/12/2008 10:38:54 AM PDT by imfrmdixie
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

FWIW,

http://minerva.stkate.edu/alumna.nsf/pages/awards07

‘As a Ramsey County District Court judge, Marrinan is known for her dedication to a healthier community through justice and collaboration. When she discovered that many of the library books for youth in the St. Paul Public Libraries were thirty years old, she organized a community book drive with many local organizations to update the public library collections. “We know that illiteracy is a predictor of many at-risk behaviors,” she said. “Judges have a stake in the outcome because at some level, reading is crime prevention...’

‘Committed to social justice, Marrinan also spearheaded a broad-based study to see if racial bias was influencing the Ramsey County Courts. “For people to accept the justice system, it is crucial that they know they’re being treated fairly,” she said. “The evaluation gives judges the information they need to make better decisions.” The study determined that there was no overall prejudice at work and it gave them a tool to keep watch on their actions.’


13 posted on 09/12/2008 10:40:26 AM PDT by DemforBush (Palin! Palin! Palin!)
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To: imfrmdixie

Some sort of technicality that I do not understand.

And they think there are loopholes in the gun laws!!


14 posted on 09/12/2008 10:41:24 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: DemforBush

probably another ‘community organizer’ ‘just like Jesus’.


15 posted on 09/12/2008 11:00:06 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: rwilson99

I don’t know but it shouldn’t matter, opponent or yes/no retain, a vote is a vote. If she is on the ballot she had no business issuing that ruling.


16 posted on 09/12/2008 11:01:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The man has pleaded guilty to a felony. The sentencing date doesn't matter. The loss of voting privilege commences on the conviction date. The judge is a liberal idiot.
17 posted on 09/12/2008 11:36:00 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Dem Judge insuring that Obama gets at last ONE more vote...


18 posted on 09/12/2008 12:07:19 PM PDT by TheBattman (A vote for the "lesser evil" is still a vote for evil!)
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To: Myrddin

What do you suppose the answer would be were he trying to reinstate his right to buy a firearm?


19 posted on 09/12/2008 12:50:47 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
What do you suppose the answer would be were he trying to reinstate his right to buy a firearm?

Endless laughter. Perhaps he could ask the judge if its OK for him to make a trip to the local gun shop to make a purchase...as long as it is before he is sentenced. If she says no, then he can't vote either.

20 posted on 09/12/2008 1:18:35 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

were I a felon, I’d take my appeal to this judge and have my lawyer argue based on her previous ruling.


21 posted on 09/12/2008 1:55:45 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Reading things like this makes me glad, I moved away from Minnesota. It's a pretty state, people are nice, but naive.
22 posted on 09/12/2008 2:00:25 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: YdontUleaveLibs

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_10972967?nclick_check=1


23 posted on 11/13/2008 12:41:59 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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