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Judge Allows US Rep. Conyers to Be on Ballot
AP via ABC News ^ | Friday, May 23, 2014 | Ed White and Jeff Karoub

Posted on 05/23/2014 4:16:53 PM PDT by kristinn

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 problems with his nominating petitions.

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.

Conyers needed 1,000 petition signatures to get a spot in the Democratic primary. But many petitions were thrown out because the people who gathered names weren't registered voters or listed a wrong registration address. That left him more than 400 short.

But Leitman issued an injunction putting Conyers on the ballot. He said a Michigan law that puts strict requirements on petition circulators is similar to an Ohio law that was struck down as unconstitutional by a federal appeals court in 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; johnconyers

1 posted on 05/23/2014 4:16:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Heard this on the way home.

Obama appointee

2 posted on 05/23/2014 4:22:16 PM PDT by digger48
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To: kristinn

Let’s void all state laws and have black-robed thugs rule over us.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 4:22:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: kristinn

Another black robed dictator rules from the bench.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Had a state trooper friend tell me many years ago that the “law” is what a judge says it is.

Damn was he ever right about that.


5 posted on 05/23/2014 4:26:12 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: kristinn

Of course he can. All of those Democrat thugs can do anything they way.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 4:26:15 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: kristinn

Rules don’t apply to DemoncRats.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 4:28:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
This sort of cr@p wouldn't happen if the states were still represented in the senate.
8 posted on 05/23/2014 4:29:08 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: kristinn

Rush predicted this. It’s funny, because earlier today he thought his prediction had turned out wrong.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 4:30:54 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Wonder what former Michigan representative Thad McCotter has to say about this?


10 posted on 05/23/2014 4:36:31 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: kristinn

a brand new ‘un ..

http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=3512&cid=999&ctype=na&instate=na

Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Leitman, Matthew Frederick

Born 1968 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Marianne O. Battani. Confirmed by the Senate on March 12, 2014, and received commission on March 14, 2014.

Education:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1990
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1993

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Charles L. Levin, Michigan Supreme Court, 1993-1994
Private practice, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1994-2004
Private practice, Troy, Michigan, 2004-2014


11 posted on 05/23/2014 4:36:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: headstamp 2

“Another black robed dictator rules from the bench.”

These judges who spit on the law should be impeached.

Where are the checks and balances?


12 posted on 05/23/2014 4:37:20 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: kristinn

When you see the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you you know your nation is doomed.

-Ann Rand (paraphrasing)


13 posted on 05/23/2014 4:38:08 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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The judge could just declare Conyers the winner and appoint him now. That would be so much more efficient...


14 posted on 05/23/2014 4:39:20 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: kristinn

Silly Conservatives...
Don’t youunderstand by now that silly things like LAWS just don’t apply to elected Dems anymore??

Just ask anyone at CBS.NBC.ABC.CNN.MSNBC.NPR.E!.PBS.DailyShow.WashPost.NYTimes about this.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 4:39:43 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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So this means that for 50 years John Conyers was nominated from unconstitutional processes, and only now he's finally consitutionally nominated?

-PJ

16 posted on 05/23/2014 4:40:42 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: kristinn

The worst part of it is that the House can refuse to seat this guy, but you-know-who will never do it.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 4:42:07 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: NormsRevenge
Paying It Forward! -- Newly Appointed US District Judge Matt Leitman

Prefers to follow good intentions, not rule of law.

(Just as Rush says practically every day!)

18 posted on 05/23/2014 4:46:58 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Jacquerie
This sort of cr@p wouldn't happen if the states were still represented in the senate.

Amen.

Repeal the 17th.

19 posted on 05/23/2014 4:48:28 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: kristinn
A corrupt judge.

Now judges make laws - and that is dangerous. Yet they get away with it.

20 posted on 05/23/2014 4:52:24 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: headstamp 2
Had a state trooper friend tell me many years ago that the “law” "Constitution" is what a judge says it is.
Fixed.
21 posted on 05/23/2014 4:56:17 PM PDT by Bratch
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