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Skip to comments.Judge Allows US Rep. Conyers to Be on Ballot
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.
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Let’s void all state laws and have black-robed thugs rule over us.
Another black robed dictator rules from the bench.
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.
Of course he can. All of those Democrat thugs can do anything they way.
Rules don’t apply to DemoncRats.
Rush predicted this. It’s funny, because earlier today he thought his prediction had turned out wrong.
Wonder what former Michigan representative Thad McCotter has to say about this?
a brand new ‘un ..
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.
University of Michigan, B.A., 1990
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1993
Law clerk, Hon. Charles L. Levin, Michigan Supreme Court, 1993-1994
Private practice, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1994-2004
Private practice, Troy, Michigan, 2004-2014
“Another black robed dictator rules from the bench.”
These judges who spit on the law should be impeached.
Where are the checks and balances?
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)
The judge could just declare Conyers the winner and appoint him now. That would be so much more efficient...
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.
The worst part of it is that the House can refuse to seat this guy, but you-know-who will never do it.
Prefers to follow good intentions, not rule of law.
(Just as Rush says practically every day!)
Repeal the 17th.
Now judges make laws - and that is dangerous. Yet they get away with it.