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Tag: Elizabeth Weaver
By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws
Remember the music from Jaws that heralded the shark's return? I hear that music in my head just before Elizabeth Weaver launches another one of her loony broadsides against the Supreme Court and the process for selecting justices.
The latest is her harebrained idea for choosing justices. You can find it here. After taking advantage of the current system for two terms, Ms. Weaver has decided that the entire process has to be scrapped (this will, of course, require that our Constitution be amended). Her notion is that, instead of party nominations, all Supreme Court candidates would have to file nominating petitions, use public money only, and be elected by district, with the state being divided into seven districts.
Why? Well, because "people in varying parts of the state look at life in different ways" and all current members of the Court live in "the Detroit/Lansing beltway."
First, I-96 is not a beltway. It does not circle Detroit or Lansing. A corridor? Maybe, but definitely not a beltway. Ms. Weaver's incorrect use of the term "beltway" reflects her sloppy thinking while on the Court. All members of the Court are elected by all of Michigan. It's not a "Court of Representatives," it's the Michigan Supreme Court, deciding cases for the entire state.
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-Posted in The Wizard of Laws
The fake Tea Party has filed an application for leave to appeal with the Michigan Supreme Court, asking that court to overturn the Michigan Court of Appeals, a panel of which voted unanimously that the FTP should not be on the November ballot. With the much publicized departure of E. Weaver and the elevation of Alton Davis, this will be the first rule-of-law test for the newly constituted Supreme Court.
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