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Obama appoints federal judge too liberal even for Wisconsin
American Thinker ^ | Oct. 12, 2009 | Rick Moran

Posted on 10/12/2009 7:37:59 AM PDT by Al B.

He's just getting started. And if this fellow is any indication of the kind of judges we can expect to populate our federal courts, I guarantee you we will spend the next decade or more scratching our heads at the idiotic leftist decisions that will become commonplace on the federal bench.

From an editorial in the Washington Times:

On Oct. 1, the president nominated Louis Butler, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, to the U.S. District Court of his state's Western District. While Mr. Butler's resume is in order, his appreciation of a judge's proper role seems lacking.

Mr. Butler is such a judicial activist that Wisconsin voters rejected his state high court candidacy both times they had a chance to weigh in. In 2000, as a Milwaukee trial court judge, he lost his race for the Supreme Court by a whopping 2-1 margin. Liberal Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle appointed him to the court anyway four years later to fill a vacancy, but Mr. Butler didn't last long. Eighteen months ago, the first time Mr. Butler appeared on the ballot again, voters summarily dumped him after a high-profile race in which he was criticized for being far too liberal even for his state, which hasn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984. It was the first time in more than four decades that an incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court justice had been defeated for re-election.

Wisconsin voters knew what they were doing.

Indeed. In one case decided by Judge Butler, he held paint manufacturers liable for injuries that a plaintiff "may or may not" have suffered:

In dissent, Justice Jon P. Wilcox wrote: "The end result ... is that the defendants, lead paint manufacturers, can be held liable for a product they may or may not have produced, which may or may not have caused the plaintiffs' injuries, based on conduct that may have occurred 100 years ago when some of the defendants were not even part of the relevant market."

Who said liberal justice had to make sense?

The bottom line is the GOP has no power in the senate to block these nominees so we can expect more of this kind of "justice" in the future.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: appointments; judicial; obama

1 posted on 10/12/2009 7:37:59 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

This country is on the brink of a revolution....when a criminal enters your house there is only one thing to do.


2 posted on 10/12/2009 7:40:49 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Al B.

Leftists love judges who invent laws out of thin air and legislate from the bench.


3 posted on 10/12/2009 7:41:05 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: mikelets456

“This country is on the brink of a revolution....when a criminal enters your house there is only one thing to do.”

It’s coming.


4 posted on 10/12/2009 7:42:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Al B.
From the Wiki - as if there were ANY doubt Louis B. Butler is a former justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Butler was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Jim Doyle in August 2004; his term expired on July 31, 2008. He is the first African-American to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Louis Butler was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in 1973 and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1977.

5 posted on 10/12/2009 7:46:24 AM PDT by ASOC (Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui)
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To: mikelets456

Sit down and have a beer with him?


6 posted on 10/12/2009 7:47:13 AM PDT by Darth Reardon
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To: Al B.

Since they returned to the La Follette model and repudiated “McCarthyism”, I didn’t know anything was too liberal for WI.


7 posted on 10/12/2009 7:49:58 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Al B.

As a WI resident, to me this was a slap in the face. Doyle has seen what is in the political tea leaves, so he is declining to run again for Gov in what would be a landslide against him and his party of fools. Here we have the classic instance of just what the Right says occurs: we the people reject this travesty at the polls and he is lead through the judicial back door through an underhanded appointment. Crap.


8 posted on 10/12/2009 7:55:04 AM PDT by mdk1960
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To: Darth Reardon

Ask him or her for their government ID?


9 posted on 10/12/2009 7:57:07 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Al B.

U of Wisconsin’s cv for the judge: http://law.wisc.edu/profiles/ href=”mailto:lbbutler@wisc.edu”>lbbutler@wisc.edu


10 posted on 10/12/2009 7:58:27 AM PDT by piytar (Zero pimping propaganda on all SRM channels at once: Big Brother in 2009! NRA Lifetime Member)
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To: Landru

We keep showing this guy the door and he keeps getting back in!


11 posted on 10/12/2009 7:58:44 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: ASOC

A radical black potus from Thugsville, Ill., appoints a radical black judge from Thugsville, Ill. to the federal court.

Nothing to see here, move along.

(btw, Butler looks more like a mulato.)


12 posted on 10/12/2009 8:00:11 AM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: mdk1960

So how will Wisconsin’s senators weigh in on this? Any predictions?


13 posted on 10/12/2009 8:01:07 AM PDT by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Darth Reardon
Sit down and have a beer with him?

"I'm all out of Heineken, but I do have a Colt .45 - and I'm willing to let you have it."

14 posted on 10/12/2009 8:16:20 AM PDT by Charles Martel (NRA Lifetime Member since 1984; TSRA rookie)
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To: Al B.

Our two liberal statist senators, Feingold & Kohl, actually had Butler as #3 on the list of three they submitted to Omama. Omama reached down and picked Butler, a Black liberal voters rejected two times for Wisconsin’s supreme court. Omama may only survive one term, but he is packing the nation’s courts with liberal statists that will rule us for a generation.


15 posted on 10/12/2009 8:17:51 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT

Some of us tried to warn people in ‘06 and ‘08 but nobody wanted to know anything. We can’t stand Bush, Bush destroyed the world, the Iraq war was just for oil, blah blah blah. Few morons who voted Demo gave any thought to the other consequences. Now we will all have to pay for this nonsense for decades. And so will future generations.


16 posted on 10/12/2009 8:25:20 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Al B.

I despise the people that voted for this monster in the WH. They have destroyed our country.


17 posted on 10/12/2009 8:27:26 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Al B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdOxphqMNVI


18 posted on 10/12/2009 8:33:18 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Al B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdOxphqMNVI


19 posted on 10/12/2009 8:36:35 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: mikelets456

http://uppitywis.org/tags/justicelouisbutler

Making Wisconsin Progressive


20 posted on 10/12/2009 8:39:23 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Da Coyote

Indeed.


21 posted on 10/12/2009 8:40:02 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Al B.

Kohl and Feingold sent the nomination to the WH with no input from the Republicans.

Sensenbrenner noted that Butler was twice rejected for State Supreme Court by the voters by a decisive number and also that the appointment is the more egregious due to him actually being voted off the bench - but Obama has found a way to overturn that, and slap us all in the face.


22 posted on 10/12/2009 8:57:46 AM PDT by mdk1960
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To: Al B.
The bottom line is the GOP has no power in the senate to block these nominees so we can expect more of this kind of "justice" in the future.

They would not be so "mean" as to block these nominees even if they had the power.

23 posted on 10/12/2009 9:08:57 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Al B.

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. and I will never go back-not even in a coffin.


24 posted on 10/12/2009 9:10:05 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles
I didn't witness this myself but heard about it second or third hand:

Some people went into a small Mennonite store in Kentucky recently. One of them noticed that everything for sale was made in the USA and commented on that. The other person objected: "No, the cheese is from Wisconsin!"

25 posted on 10/12/2009 9:42:47 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: BraveMan
"We keep showing this guy the door and he keeps getting back in!"

HA!!

Then when the Republicans did have the WH & both houses? The minority Liberal-Socialists *seem* to successfully stop each & every single conservative nominee, eh?
Funny, that. LOL

Have you checked your email?

26 posted on 10/12/2009 1:13:21 PM PDT by Landru (If you want to perform for 15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour, 5 days, a YEAR! Call...)
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