September 16, 2009

Gableman surrogates still campaigning

[Louis Butler] is willing to find a loophole for a person so evil that he raped an 11-year-old girl with learning disabilities. And that he's so evil, that once he got out of jail, he went on to molest another child.

So the focus is on Butler's willingness to find loopholes for even people that are as despicable as this person is. And known to be as despicable as he was. Because he raped an 11-year-old girl with a learning disability. . . .

In other words, would you feel safe having somebody on the Supreme Court that is willing to find a loophole for a scumbag like Reuben Lee Mitchell who would rape an 11-year-old girl with learning disabilities and once he got out of jail would rape children again.

He is willing to find a loophole, whatever the result that manifests. It may result in his release, which is of course what Butler was seeking. He was seeking the release of Mitchell, by finding this loophole. And the Court of Appeals granted that.*

If Butler had gotten his way, Mitchell would have been released. . . .

This is not about Mitchell, this is about Butler: What he is [sic] willing to do.
Attorney James Bopp, Jr. of Terre Haute, IN helpfully explains the Honorable Judge Michael Gableman's political strategy, 09/16/09.

* No, he wasn't, and no, it didn't. Mitchell remained in custody.


William Tyroler said...

Excellent post title, in 2 ways.

"Surrogates" -- client Gableman and counsel Bopp enjoy a principal-agent relationship (as do all attorneys and their clients). State v. Divanovic, 200 Wis. 2d 210, 224-25, 546 N.W.2d 501 (Ct. App. 1996) ("The attorney-client relationship is one of agent to principal, and as an agent, the attorney must act in conformity with his or her authority and instructions and is responsible to the principal if he or she violates this duty.") In a word, Bopp is Gableman's mouthpiece. We can assume that Bopp, the agent, utters words approved by and therefore attributable to Gableman, the principal.

"Still campaigning" -- yes, and not just against Butler but against the adversarial process.

I hope Rob Henak can find some way to supplement his pending recusal motion with this new material.

Clutch said...

So, um, the thing is, maybe the "loophole" part of the ad was false, but it wasn't really that important to Gableman's implicatures anyhow.

[Louis Butler] is willing to find a loophole ... Butler's willingness to find loopholes... willing to find a loophole... willing to find a loophole

Oh. Well... hey, look at the time! Gotta run.

illusory tenant said...

Bopp is Gableman's mouthpiece.

And Bopp made identical claims to a WISN-12 reporter outside the courtroom.

illusory tenant said...

Bopp: It is a loophole, that had nothing to do with his guilt or innocence.

Judge Snyder: "Loophole" has kind of an emotional ring to it. It wasn't so much a loophole as it just was a properly argued application of the rape shield law, was it not?

Bopp: Well, uh, it turned out to be, yes.

Brett said...

What ever happened to the "this bears on Justice Butler's judicial philosophy" bend that so many were talking about? What ever happened to judicial elections are the cat's meow because it focuses on judicial philosophy? What a freakin' joke.