Federal Appeals Court Upholds Lower Court Ruling On Extended Absentee Ballot Rules

This is a little arcane! LOL!. But the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago allowed US District Judge William Conley’s ruling on absentee ballots in Wisconsin stand. I complained last week about Judge Conley’s late rulings on all of this…and this isn’t over yet despite it being just weeks…

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Amy Coney Barrett, Anti-Catholicism, And The Rule Of Law

It isn’t any wonder that Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett is drawing a lot of scrutiny as she is one of the women on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for appointments to the Supreme Court. And the president has stated on a number of occasions that he plans to nominate a…

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The Current Hogwash That Ted Cruz Is Slinging!

In 2020 we face a serious Constitutional crisis if we don’t have nine justices on November 3rd. Well this is hogwash. We went without nine justices in 2016…during an election…for fourteen months…and nobody was worrying about a Constitutional crisis. And in 2016 is was more likely an issue for people…

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And The GOP Filed The MUCH Anticipated Appeal On Extended Absentee Ballots

As we posted on 9/21, a federal judge ruled that absentee ballots could be postmarked up through election day on November 3rd and included in the vote count if they arrived by November 9th. In anticipation, the judge stayed his ruling knowing the GOP would file an appeal. And they…

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And The Courts Aren’t Helping Dispel The Confusion Around The Election.

There has already been a record request for absentee ballots in Wisconsin with municipalities already sending out 1 million ballots this week. Many more requests for ballots will very likely be received before the deadline. It will take hours to count the returned ballots and election results won’t be timely…

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Trump, McConnell, Cruz, and Graham Are Dancing Before There’s Even A Grave

Just sayin’: And I bet you were wondering if I had forgotten Senator McConnell…nope: Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, vowed Friday night to hold a vote on a Trump nominee… …Mr. McConnell has said that in case of an opening this year, he would try…

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WI Supreme Court Question For Our Policy Wonks:

We elected a new Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice on April 7, 2020. Why isn’t that new justice being added to the court until August 1, 2020? Archaic rule? Constitutional instruction? Leftover from the days when courts didn’t meet 12 months a year? Because it takes that long to ride…

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Shouldn’t The Wisconsin Voter Roll Purge Be Moot Now?

This is a long term on going story….last year a conservative movement to remove 200,000 voters from the rolls got underway. There have been dozens of stories and finagles and court cases and on and on since then. But I suggest that the original case is moot and we need…

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Sen. Darling Wants To Kill Your Momma!

Although Assembly Speaker Robin Vos had said that the GOP was working on a lawsuit to prevent Governor Tony Evers from extending the Safer At Home quarantine program intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Wisconsin…apparently that wasn’t happening fast enough. Instead Senator Alberta Darling is moving ahead…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Overrides Evers Election Decree

The Republican leadership in Madison appealed Governor Evers postponement of Wisconsin’s April 7th Presidential Primary and Spring General Election to the state Supreme Court. And of course the conservative leaning court overruled the governor. The Wisconsin Supreme Court Monday evening overruled a decision by the state‚Äôs governor to postpone their…

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