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Half of state senate faces recall efforts; lawsuit also filed (WI)
Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3/2/2011 | Kirsten Adshead

Posted on 03/04/2011 9:05:42 AM PST by FromLori

It appears many in Wisconsin would like an electoral do-over.

Paperwork has been filed to recall 16 state senators — Democrats and Republicans — according to the Government Accountability Board, although the paperwork is incomplete in three of those cases.

Those 16 include every single senator who can be recalled this year. The remaining 17 state senators, who won election or re-election last November, are constitutionally protected from recall efforts for the first year of their terms.

“Add this to the list of incredible, astonishing developments that have happened in Wisconsin politics over the past two weeks,” said Mordecai Lee, a former Democratic legislator who now teaches political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

(Excerpt) Read more at wisconsinreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lawsuit; recall; wi; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 03/04/2011 9:05:47 AM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori
Capitol protesters out, but high clean-up costs remain
2 posted on 03/04/2011 9:07:27 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: FromLori

See, democracy in action. How do you like them apples comrades???


3 posted on 03/04/2011 9:09:46 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: FromLori

Liberals cannot handle NOT being in power. Either libs in government, or libs in the unions and other liberal groups. Now that the government won’t rubber-stamp everything they want, they throw tantrums. They run away. They run to the courts.

It is sick. Very very sick. The Republicans never did this whne they were the minority and had no chance to stop legislation. These people steamrolled Republicans when they were in the majority.

The Republicans gave them more floor time to debate this in the Assembly - more than any other bill has gotten in the entire state’s HISTORY and it wasn’t enough. They were just ranting for 60 hours.

The rule of law in WI is under attack.


4 posted on 03/04/2011 9:17:06 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: FromLori

bfl


5 posted on 03/04/2011 9:19:18 AM PST by tutstar
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To: FromLori
The Obama forces are directly behind the recall of the GOP senators. There are out-of-state Obama people already on the ground in every district where they are initiating a recall. The rumor is that they are planning on spending thirty millions dollars to recall the GOP senators.
The Democrats do no longer believe in democracy...they have completely been taken over by the socialists...and Obama and his direct cohorts are leading the way...Elections no longer matter to the Democrats.
6 posted on 03/04/2011 9:21:08 AM PST by madinmadtown (Marx, the patron saint of blame, envy and destruction.)
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To: FromLori

Voters, once again showing their notoriously short attention spans and fickle ways.

“I hate you, but I like you but I hate... Oooohhh! Bright and shiny things!!”


7 posted on 03/04/2011 9:21:29 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: FromLori

2 republicans???
Have 2 republicans gone over to the other side?


8 posted on 03/04/2011 9:22:30 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: FromLori
I can guess who's funding these efforts...

Mike

9 posted on 03/04/2011 9:24:15 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: madinmadtown

Well, it’s time for all-out political war, and I welcome it. When and if there’s a fund for defending our guys, let’s be generous.


10 posted on 03/04/2011 9:24:19 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: FromLori

As if the protestors give a crap...

$8 million to restore the Capitol to its pre-protest condition, Wisconsin media are reporting. The estimate includes $500,000 to remove adhesive from taped posters, $1 million to repair the structure’s exterior and $6.5 million for rebuffing the interior marble.


11 posted on 03/04/2011 9:27:23 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Hotlanta Mike

8 Republicans are up for recall and the Democrats actually got the paperwork right to do it.

We’ll see if they can get the signatures.

FTA - Paperwork also has been filed to recall eight Democrats: Holperin, Lena Taylor of Milwaukee, Spencer Coggs of Milwaukee, Mark Miller of Monona, Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie, Julie Lassa of Stevens Point, Fred Risser of Madison and Dave Hansen of Green Bay.

The recall paperwork, however, against Taylor, Lassa and Risser is incomplete.


12 posted on 03/04/2011 9:28:16 AM PST by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: FromLori
WHEN the Judge-ordered opening of the Captiol resumes, the State should REQUIRE signing of a "Reposible for any damage and/or cleanup costs" by EVERY visitor.

Likewise, the entry should identify the person, his PLACE OF RESIDENCE, and contact information, along with a photo ID.

13 posted on 03/04/2011 9:33:53 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’ll tell you a frightening thought my two grand daughters are in WI public schools. The oldest one is in 6th grade which is now middle school. One of her teachers was discussing this as Democracy in action so in her charming little go against the grain way she explained to him why she thought it was just the opposite.

She told him how Gov. Walker was elected and how she thought the legislator’s going away was ruining Democracy. She is in the gifted program and supposedly they encourage out of the box thinking and this won’t be held against her. However see what I mean about a scary thought? She is in the sixth grade and the teacher obviously doesn’t seem to get it.


14 posted on 03/04/2011 9:34:06 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: FromLori
WHEN the Judge-ordered opening of the Captiol resumes, the State should REQUIRE signing of a "Reponsible for any damage and/or cleanup costs" by EVERY visitor.

Likewise, the entry should identify the person, his PLACE OF RESIDENCE, and contact information, along with a photo ID.

15 posted on 03/04/2011 9:34:38 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: maine-iac7

No that’s the union thugs I think that filed that against the Republicans.


16 posted on 03/04/2011 9:39:56 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: FromLori

If that teacher is in the gifted program imagine who they hire to teach the non-gifted classes.


17 posted on 03/04/2011 9:41:09 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: ScottinVA

Like I’ve said before - 25% of the voters are hardcore leftists idiots, 25% are simple morons, 25% independent morons, and the rest are variable degree of informed and misinformed, give or take a few per cent here and there. My point is, we are screwed.


18 posted on 03/04/2011 9:42:07 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: kcvl

They should hire NON-union contractors to do the cleanup.


19 posted on 03/04/2011 9:48:07 AM PST by Always Independent
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To: FromLori

Unintended consequences..these recall petitions will be carefully reviewed...I expect that lots of signatures from the Dems will be questioned..


20 posted on 03/04/2011 9:51:36 AM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: Always Independent

“They should hire NON-union contractors to do the cleanup.”

Hell 10 Mexicans could do it for a $100 a piece and be done by 6pm


21 posted on 03/04/2011 9:56:11 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: FromLori

Same thing in Ohio. They are already working to get a ballot initiative overturning the restrictions on collective bargaining. Hopefully the people will be smart enough to see through that.


22 posted on 03/04/2011 9:57:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BubbaJunebug

Just cleaning the State Capitols ordinary Americans won’t clean.


23 posted on 03/04/2011 9:58:32 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: traditional1
WHEN the Judge-ordered opening of the Captiol resumes, the State should REQUIRE signing of a "Reposible for any damage and/or cleanup costs" by EVERY visitor.

Are you kidding? I agree with you but you know when Charlie Sykes went there on Wednesday he said the Wisconsin Historical Society is preserving every sign and piece of rhetoric and garbage posted that has ruined the walls! "Its part of Wisconsin history now!" Damage?? Its a collection!

A senator tried to remove something from one of the walls that was obscene and the police stopped him and told him he was not allowed to remove anything. If the same senator wanted to hang a piece of artwork in his office he'd have to get that approved.
24 posted on 03/04/2011 10:07:08 AM PST by ljswisc
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To: FromLori
Personally, I would like to see some DA use the RICO statutes to go against the WI teachers union, the democratic party, AFofLCIO, and Obama’s organizing for America.

From the web.....

“When originally passed by Congress in 1970, the RICO Act was aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating the influence of the Mafia and other organized criminal syndicates over the United States economy. In United States v. Turkette, 452 U.S. 576 (1981), the Supreme Court held that RICO applied to both legitimate and illegitimate RICO enterprises. Before that decision, many lower courts attempted to limit RICO to “criminal”, “illegitimate” or “racketeering” enterprises. Given the ruling in Turkette, RICO could be used not only against the Mafia and other criminal organizations but it could be used against corporations, political protest groups, labor unions, loosely knit-groups of people. Literally, a RICO claim could be based upon the activities of any group or organization whose members pursue a common goal.

Many people believed that such an interpretation went well beyond the original intentions of Congress when it passed the RICO Act. Critics of the Turkette decision complained that the RICO Act should be limited to the Mafia, or drug gangs or other clearly criminal groups. But how can one develop a workable and objective limitation? How does one define a “clearly criminal” group? Are such enterprises made up of only Italians or Colombians? The lower court's were never able to answer this question, instead, they basically said: “we don't know how to define a ‘criminal’, ‘illegitimate’ or ‘racketeering’ enterprise but we know one when we see one.” That's not a legal standard that the Supreme Court is likely to approve - nor is it likely to approve a definition based on any racial or ethnic stereotype — especially when the statute does not provide for such a limitation. So, in Turkette, the Supreme Court ruled that when Congress used the term “enterprise” without limitation, Congress meant for RICO to apply to all enterprises — legitimate or illegitimate.”

25 posted on 03/04/2011 10:25:38 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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Actually, it sounds like someone else is thinking similar thoughts, but against the Dem-flight-Senators or at least one of them.

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_b74ae846-45cf-11e0-aa11-001cc4c002e0.html

26 posted on 03/04/2011 10:59:46 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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