By: Jeffrey Klein
Democrat subterfuge has now risen to “infect” the judiciary in the state of Wisconsin, in the recall effort against Governor Scott Walker, in retaliation against his administration and the newly Republican dominated legislature, after they were ultimate successful in curtailing public union collective bargaining power in the area of benefits, primarily healthcare and retirement.
After a hearing on the NAACP-Wisconsin branch lawsuit filed against the new GOP-backed voter ID law, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan issued a temporary injunction, blocking the implementation of the law, according to a FOXNews article today.
There is just one small problem–sometime prior to hearing this case, Judge Flanagan signed a petition for the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who is a named defendant in the case.
Even for a first year law student, this case posed a starkly obvious “conflict of interest” for Judge Flanagan, which would normally have required the judge to recuse himself from participation in the case.
Now, after the fact, it appears as though there could also be a possible breach of judicial ethics–compelling the Republican Party of Wisconsin to file a formal complaint against Judge Flanagan, questioning the judge’s [obvious] “bias” toward the case.
The party is also demanding a probe, by the state judicial commission, into Judge Flanagan’s “failure … to maintain the appearance of impartiality” in the voter ID case.
In a prompt response, Wisconsin State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, issued a statement on their website … “I have now had the opportunity to review Judge Flanagan’s “Order Granting Motion for Temporary Injunction,” in Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP, et al. v. Walker, et al., Dane County Case No. 11 CV 5492, and consult with my staff.
We will be moving quickly to bring this matter before an appellate court to ensure that the properly-enacted and legally-sufficient Voter ID law will be in full force and in effect before the April elections.”
According to my January 17, 2012 Examiner article, … ‘the first hurtle for the union-led recall drive will be to have enough ‘legitimate’ signatures on the recall petitions, boxes of which were delivered to the State Capitol by the liberal group “United Wisconsin,” to meet the estimated 540,208 necessary, according to Mike Tobin’s FOXNews article from January 18, 2012.
Fraud is already suspected, as testimony by elections officials during hearings late last year , revealed that Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler had signed the petitions, and some others were found to have signed multiple times.’
The Republican-led legislature, in knowing who they were up against, were already out in front on this issue by passing Wisconsin’s first ‘voter [photo] ID law,’ which, especially in the case of Mr. Mouse and Hitler, would make it extremely difficult for them to vote–should they also register.
No reasonably bright person needs a trail of crumbs to follow what is happening here.
First, the recall effort against Governor Walker and Republicans is being led by national labor unions, with the ultimate intent of reversing Walker’s legislation that clamped down on collective bargaining, and importantly, cut-off their cash flow, coming from union dues which had been automatically extracted from ALL union member paychecks.
Second, the NAACP attack against the new voter ID law was an attempt to “neutralize” this effective defense mechanism against the massive voter fraud, mentioned in election official testimonies above.
Finally, it has always been clear that the largest perennial conflict of interest exists between mostly Democrat politicians, who while sitting across the collective bargaining table “allow” increasingly incredible union contract benefit levels, in return for receiving 97% of the political campaign contributions from the very same Democrat-dominated public labor unions, whose bosses sat on the other side of the same table.
Wisconsin is the initial battle ground state, being quickly followed by others, in the effort to end collective bargaining for benefits and the automatic collection of union dues for public sector labor unions–the practical result of which will run them out of business all together.
This is a perfect example of pure, wholesome taxpayer revolt at the state level–and a great template to use at the federal level very soon.