Skip to comments.Judge Allows US Rep. Conyers to Be on Ballot
Posted on 05/23/2014 3:38:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A judge on Friday ordered U.S. Rep. John Conyers' name placed on the August primary ballot, trumping Michigan election officials who said the Democrat was ineligible because of nominating petition problems.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman capped a turbulent day of law and politics and appeared to diminish the possibility that Conyers No. 2 in seniority in the House might have to mount a write-in campaign to keep his 50-year congressional career alive.
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You knew that was coming.
You know a Republican would have been kept off the ballot in the same situation.
Wow. Why even have the election? Throw out all the laws.
In that district is there even a need for a Republican to be on the ballot?
This lawless action needs to be appealed immediately.
Democrats run crooked elections, enabled by their pimps in the judiciary.
Wow! We really are a banana republic!
Not to doubt his lawlessness, but has anyone read the opinion yet?
So any rules in any state as to qualifying for a place on the ballot are likely impairing a persons ‘right’ to be on the ballot? The only rule left then is that there are no rules? He couldn’t get 1000 good signatures. Feels like a pretty low threshold.
Impeach the judge.
The gist of it:
But Leitman said the signatures from at least two ciruclators who were found to have not registered properly to vote, a requirement under state law, should be reinstated, giving Conyers enough valid signatures to be on the ballot.
There is evidence that their failure to comply with the Registration Statute was the result of good faith mistakes and that they believed they were in compliance with the statute, Leitman said in his ruling.
“They meant well!”
Laws? We don’t need no stinkin’ laws.
This is the greatest damage to our country by Obassturd and his minions. The rule of law has no meaning.
Why have elections anymore ? They’re just a waste of time and money.
Wow. An ABC News site and the comments are excoriating this decision.
The same secretary of state, Ruth Johnson (a good one) applied the law equally. McCotter stepped down with honor, Conyers got himself a judge to overrule longstanding Michigan law.
In 2012 the GOP candidate got a little under 40,000 votes out of some 280,000+ cast.
Long way to go to even be competitive.
Ignorance of the law is excused. Conyers would have won easily in a write in and the
law could have been followed. JMO.
Expand this ruling to having NO ONE collecting signatures as being validly registered, and you discover the rank lawlessness of this “judge.”
I don’t see a single favorable comment after that article.
what’s a few little legalities anyways...
Oh I see ... so any time you break the law now ytou can say you were acting in “good faith”
Who is really surprised by this? I’m not.
The greatest damage is that no one in place to STOP them, STOPS them! That would be "our side", in most cases.
More to the point.
Corrupt piece of sh*t!
The state AG should tell this Feral Judge to pound sand. He has NO jurisdiction in a state election!
I guess as long as you make a “good faith effort” to comply you’re ok now. Or maybe just having a “good faith thought” will do.
“Judge, I meant like all hell to get those signatures and follow the rules and all but you know how life is judge...sh*t happens right?”
Not “my side”. And while I know what you mean and understand it, I am not accepting responsibility for their lawlessness.
But I agree there is some culpability.
The low IQ stupid working for the low IQ stupid....any 'requirement' is a test and must be racist. No need to follow racist laws.
Honestly i don’t see how any state can have qualifications. Outside of perhaps residency what won’t be over turned?
Some pigs are more equal than others. The rule of law is dead.
Oh come on. Conyers been in the party since Khrushchev. You knew he wouldn’t be disqualified for any reason.
A commie looking out for another commie. This “judge” needs to be in jail. “Hey Johnny! I got your back!” Throw them both in jail, the corrupt bastards.
1. guess if they’d rule this way for a republican.
2. why didn’t conyers ever bitch about this law the other 24 times he’s ran for office?’ didn’t seem too hard to meet the requirements the last 48 years.
I hope this illegal decision will be appealed. I wonder how much it takes to buy off a judge.
yup, no kidding he’d have won as a write-in. democrat voters couldn’t have voted straight ticket and that woulda cost him. but he still could have won w/out a pussy judge’s ruling.
Apparently yes it will. Wonder how long that will take and if he can be removed after the primary or even fall election ?
I suppose that the same judge will also rule that it’s not necessary for anyone to vote for him to win either. Why let little things like law get in the way?
Reportedly, Leitman based his decision on Bogaert v. Land. Rose Bogaert had been circulating a petition for a recall election against Democrat Andy Dillon, the Speaker of the Michigan House. Secretary of State Land had disqualified signatures because they were not gathered by residents of Dillon's district.
The Michigan law was found unconstitutional by US District Judge Robert Holmes Bell, a Reagan appointee, and subsequently by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth District.
Bogaert is known for supporting a smaller government. She has said, The state needs to have its wings clipped. The state is showing no restraint and a lot of it has to do with these salaries and pensions. While people in public sector jobs are gaining, those losing jobs are in the private sector and they're the ones expected to pick up the bill.
I’m beginning to f***ing hate federal judges.
“Your Honor, you are a scumbag and a black-robed piece of crap!”
Because the law is for white people.
LOL that’s about it.
I see the liberal defense of this behavior is being developed. They’re claiming that the law requiring that legal registered voters collecting signatures was struck down as unconstitutional. I’ve asked for info on case files and date but so far they don’t seem able to provide it.
Besides, you can’t tell me that a fugitive collecting signatures is legal. Back in 08 we had a parole absconder in the county jail after he was arrested working for ACORN registering fake voters.