June 15, 2011

Adventures in original jurisdiction "with teeth"


@FakeProsser

21 comments:

Clutch said...

Perfect compliment.

illusory tenant said...

And never was a vacation more perfectly timed.

Anonymous said...

Will there be a blog post forthcoming outlying specifically if and how the Supreme Court ruling was a case of judicial activism? Or was it a case where truly Judge Sumi overstepped her bounds?

illusory tenant said...

This isn't judicial activism, this is judicial arrogance.

Emily said...

What's interesting is that now the Legislature is going to need to scramble to add amendments to the budget exempting, say, transit workers from the provisions of AB 10 so as not to run afoul of federal requirements to receive transit funds. And probably a few other "constitutional issues" as per Walker's own statements.

Nicely coordinated, guys.

gnarlytrombone said...

Well, I'd like to thank you for all the effort put into translating for laypeople like me.

Unfortunately, I now have a pretty good grasp of just how much was chucked over the side - not the least of which was the reputation of a damn fine judge - to keep SSBS FitzWalker off the shoals. And it's depressing as hell.

illusory tenant said...

Depressing in a sense but it's got to be energizing.

Anonymous said...

How can it be energizing when seemingly a majority of Wisconsinites have no freaking clue about how the law is suppose to operate???

illusory tenant said...

That's a separate and ongoing source of general malaise.

gnarlytrombone said...

It does heighten the contradictions. The damage these yokels are doing to political norms with their increasing shamelessness will be difficult to mend, though.

illusory tenant said...

Yes. But somebody's gotta do it.

John Foust said...

Yeah, I didn't have anything else to do for the next fifteen-twenty years, what with the worldwide depression and all.

gnarlytrombone said...

What kind of status does this decision have as precedent, as opposed to an appeal?

Oneida Heights said...

Thanks for your blog. I have to go now. I have to make Senate Senator Robert Cowles lose his elected position to Nancy Nusbaum. Door-to-door I go...

illusory tenant said...

Now there's the spirit.

illusory tenant said...

What kind of status does this decision have as precedent ...

Considerable. The OML is effectively unconstitutional.

Nullifidian said...

The OML is effectively unconstitutional.

I wonder if that wasn't the result they were going for when they just happened to neglect to wait the full two hours required by law.

This crap isn't going to stop with just this one bill. They're going to do more, and a lot worse, that they probably don't want the public to take too much notice of. If they can get the OML effectively rescinded, then they have an excuse for cloaking their next deliberations in complete secrecy.

Ron R said...

Still haven't seen any reasoned argument that she isn't a "bitch". By your account Prosser would be guilty of calling water "wet".

Art Hackett said...

Never was this fake Tweet ever more prescient.

http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2011/06/25/prosser-allegedly-grabbed-fellow-justice-by-the-neck/

illusory tenant said...

Wow.

illusory tenant said...

How's it goin' today, Ron?