Skip to comments.Obama appoints federal judge too liberal even for Wisconsin
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.
This country is on the brink of a revolution....when a criminal enters your house there is only one thing to do.
Leftists love judges who invent laws out of thin air and legislate from the bench.
“This country is on the brink of a revolution....when a criminal enters your house there is only one thing to do.”
Louis Butler was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his bachelors degree from Lawrence University in 1973 and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1977.
Sit down and have a beer with him?
Since they returned to the La Follette model and repudiated “McCarthyism”, I didn’t know anything was too liberal for WI.
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.
Ask him or her for their government ID?
We keep showing this guy the door and he keeps getting back in!
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.)
So how will Wisconsin’s senators weigh in on this? Any predictions?
"I'm all out of Heineken, but I do have a Colt .45 - and I'm willing to let you have it."
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.
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.
I despise the people that voted for this monster in the WH. They have destroyed our country.
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