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Detroit Federal Judge OKs Rep. John Conyers For Primary
NPR ^ | May 23, 2014 | Scott Neuman

Posted on 05/23/2014 2:05:33 PM PDT by jazusamo

This post was updated at 4:40 p.m. ET.

A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that Democratic Rep. John Conyers, the second-most-senior member of the U.S. House, will appear on the August primary ballot, overturning a decision by Michigan's secretary of state who said the candidacy was invalid.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: ballot; conyers; corruption; disenfranchised; electionfraud; fraud; mediabias; michigan; tyranny
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1 posted on 05/23/2014 2:05:33 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Rules are for the little people...


2 posted on 05/23/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jazusamo

SuRprise,
Surprise!


3 posted on 05/23/2014 2:06:35 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: jazusamo

A Federale Judge..


4 posted on 05/23/2014 2:06:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: jazusamo

Why do we even need a US Congress, State and local governments anymore? All we need are judges to rule over us!


5 posted on 05/23/2014 2:07:01 PM PDT by MMaschin
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To: thackney

Yep, I was sure this would happen.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 2:07:28 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
One man, one vote. Its in the good and plenty clause of the Conyerstution.

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7 posted on 05/23/2014 2:10:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: jazusamo

lol!!

The ruling was probably written before a petition was even submitted.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 2:11:36 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: jazusamo

Same. Forgone conclusion.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 2:11:40 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: jazusamo

I knew the state would take him down but I’m amazed at how quick a federal dictator handed down his decree.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 2:12:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: jazusamo

There was never a doubt in my mind that he’d get away with this.you can’t awing a dead cat without hitting a liberal judge eager to do the democrats’ bidding.
After 50 years of theft and bribery he has a lot of pull,especially in a cesspool like Detroit.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 2:12:06 PM PDT by pawpawrick (I had a life once but my job ate it)
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To: jazusamo

Not surprised.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 2:13:51 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: jazusamo

As I’ve said hundreds of times over the past five terrible years, I miss the rule of law.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 2:14:09 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly, that Holder clone of a judge wasted no time at all.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 2:14:28 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

15 posted on 05/23/2014 2:14:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jazusamo
The same thing happened to Thaddeus McCotter, and he was ruled ineligible. This happened in Michigan, just two years ago.

The difference? McCotter was a white Republican.

16 posted on 05/23/2014 2:14:50 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: jazusamo

Lets see ...

1. Invalid petition registrars [not registered voters] ... Check !
2. Qualified for Primary Ballot ? ... Check !


17 posted on 05/23/2014 2:16:26 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: jazusamo
Juan Conyers don need no stinkin' rules.
18 posted on 05/23/2014 2:17:06 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: jazusamo

Did he add that the Congressman is also eligible to marry another guy? I thought that was the specialty of federal judges these days.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: jazusamo

“Unexpected???”


20 posted on 05/23/2014 2:17:15 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jazusamo

Anyone really surprised?

They are above the law, and they appoint the judges


21 posted on 05/23/2014 2:17:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jazusamo

The fix is in.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 2:18:03 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: jazusamo

Incompetence enabling incompetence.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 2:18:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

Special Rules for Special People. He’ll get 80% of the “vote”, too.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 2:18:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Judge Matthew Frederick Leitman is barely dry behind the ears, assumed office March 14, 2014.

On July 25, 2013, President Obama nominated Leitman to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 2:19:14 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

For Christ sake why even vote anymore!? All we need is Federal Judges and Executive orders.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 2:22:06 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: jazusamo

On July 25, 2013, President Obama nominated Leitman to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, to the seat vacated by Judge Marianne O. Battani, who took senior status on June 10, 2012.[2] On January 16, 2014 his nomination was reported out of committee.[3]

A cloture vote was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 on the Leitman nomination; cloture was invoked by a vote of 55-43. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 the U.S. Senate voted 98-0 for final confirmation.[4] He received his judicial commission on March 14, 2014.[5]


27 posted on 05/23/2014 2:23:29 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: jazusamo

I predict the judge is going to retire to a very, very nice estate in Upper Michigan.


28 posted on 05/23/2014 2:25:56 PM PDT by AU72
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29 posted on 05/23/2014 2:27:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Does this end up splitting the Dem vote?

Does the pubbie have a shot at it?


30 posted on 05/23/2014 2:36:00 PM PDT by toast
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To: Billthedrill

“He’ll get 80% of the “vote”, too.”

He will get 150% of the vote in most counties.


31 posted on 05/23/2014 2:36:14 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: toast

Good one. lol


32 posted on 05/23/2014 2:38:35 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: ImNotLying

hehe

Like most of his ilk, his district, thank God, is entirely within one county.


33 posted on 05/23/2014 2:39:56 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jazusamo
So they can just keep going up the judicial ladder until someone agrees?

We do not have a democracy or republic anymore. Is there even a name for a country run by its out of control judicial system?

34 posted on 05/23/2014 2:41:00 PM PDT by grania
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To: jazusamo

Whoa...who saw that coming.


35 posted on 05/23/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: grania

I don’t doubt that SOS Ruth Johnson will fight it but it will take months to get a ruling on appeal.


36 posted on 05/23/2014 2:43:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Busywhiskers

So if he loses the election will that be overturned as well?


37 posted on 05/23/2014 2:45:54 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: jazusamo

Under what authority is this Federalista using to overturn a Secretary of States constitutional authority? If I was the SoS I would insure the rule of law stands and ignores this extra constitutional order.


38 posted on 05/23/2014 2:47:08 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: jazusamo

The judge could have saved even more time and money by simply declaring Conyers to be re-elected.


39 posted on 05/23/2014 2:49:16 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: jazusamo

A Democrat judge appointed by a socialist president give the middle finger to the law and reminds us that Democrats don’t have to follow laws they don’t like. Remember the guy in the White Hut doesn’t like our Constitution and has said so.


40 posted on 05/23/2014 2:49:48 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jazusamo

Was there any legal justification beyond “I’m a federal judge and I say so?”


41 posted on 05/23/2014 2:49:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jazusamo

Did you really expect anything less? Seems rules are only for the sheeple not for our elite masters! /s


42 posted on 05/23/2014 2:51:11 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: grania

Yes. The word is OLIGARCHY. Rule by a small number of people.


43 posted on 05/23/2014 2:52:46 PM PDT by KenD
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To: grania

Yes, and the criminal actions of both 0bama and Holder only encourage the activist judges like this one in ignoring the rule of law.


44 posted on 05/23/2014 2:52:57 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: KenD
So should we describe our government as a judicial oligarchy?

I really do think we have the ability at FR to introduce terms into the national conversation.

45 posted on 05/23/2014 2:55:06 PM PDT by grania
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To: jazusamo; thackney

There’s “peasant law”, and then there’s Law For Our Betters...


46 posted on 05/23/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: jazusamo
do I really have to say it???

47 posted on 05/23/2014 2:57:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: jazusamo
This goes to the USSC.

States are empowered to determine the qualifications to get on the ballot for Federal Office as long as those standards do not conflict with any other section of the Constitution.

In fact, for POTUS a State is not even required to hold a general election with universal suffrage. A state can appoint its electors by any criteria they choose...as long as it does not conflict with other sections of the Constitution.

48 posted on 05/23/2014 2:58:58 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Chode
separated at birth???

49 posted on 05/23/2014 2:58:58 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: jazusamo

Of course John Conyers is qualified to be on the ballot. And Rahm Emanuel was a resident of Chicago in 2011. And Frank Lautenberg was eligible for to run for governor when Bob Torricelli bailed. And Barry Soetoro was born, well, wherever the heck he wanted to have been born . . .


50 posted on 05/23/2014 2:59:33 PM PDT by Stosh
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