Skip to comments.Detroit Federal Judge OKs Rep. John Conyers For Primary
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.
Rules are for the little people...
A Federale Judge..
Why do we even need a US Congress, State and local governments anymore? All we need are judges to rule over us!
Yep, I was sure this would happen.
The ruling was probably written before a petition was even submitted.
Same. Forgone conclusion.
I knew the state would take him down but I’m amazed at how quick a federal dictator handed down his decree.
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.
As I’ve said hundreds of times over the past five terrible years, I miss the rule of law.
Exactly, that Holder clone of a judge wasted no time at all.
The difference? McCotter was a white Republican.
Lets see ...
1. Invalid petition registrars [not registered voters] ... Check !
2. Qualified for Primary Ballot ? ... Check !
Did he add that the Congressman is also eligible to marry another guy? I thought that was the specialty of federal judges these days.
Anyone really surprised?
They are above the law, and they appoint the judges
The fix is in.
Incompetence enabling incompetence.
Special Rules for Special People. He’ll get 80% of the “vote”, too.
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.
For Christ sake why even vote anymore!? All we need is Federal Judges and Executive orders.
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. On January 16, 2014 his nomination was reported out of committee.
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. He received his judicial commission on March 14, 2014.
I predict the judge is going to retire to a very, very nice estate in Upper Michigan.
Does this end up splitting the Dem vote?
Does the pubbie have a shot at it?
“Hell get 80% of the vote, too.”
He will get 150% of the vote in most counties.
Good one. lol
Like most of his ilk, his district, thank God, is entirely within one county.
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?
Whoa...who saw that coming.
I don’t doubt that SOS Ruth Johnson will fight it but it will take months to get a ruling on appeal.
So if he loses the election will that be overturned as well?
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.
The judge could have saved even more time and money by simply declaring Conyers to be re-elected.
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.
Was there any legal justification beyond “I’m a federal judge and I say so?”
Did you really expect anything less? Seems rules are only for the sheeple not for our elite masters! /s
Yes. The word is OLIGARCHY. Rule by a small number of people.
Yes, and the criminal actions of both 0bama and Holder only encourage the activist judges like this one in ignoring the rule of law.
I really do think we have the ability at FR to introduce terms into the national conversation.
There’s “peasant law”, and then there’s Law For Our Betters...
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.
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 . . .
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