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Tag: Supreme Court (page 2)
By JGillman, Section News
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission ("JTC") authorized and directed the filing of a complaint against the Hon. Diane Marie Hathaway, a Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. The action is under the authority of the JTC under Article 6, Section 30 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, and MCR 9.200 et seq.
For fraud, Money laundering,tax evasion,lying under oath,.. little stuff like that.
AND in the mean time, the Judicial Tenure Commission has indicated it would like the Supreme court to suspend the sitting Michigan Supreme Court Justice immediately.
"The Judicial Tenure Commission, through its Examiner, requests that the Supreme Court give immediate consideration to its petition for interim suspension filed concurrently with this motion, based on the following:Yep.
A side note: Respondent is disqualified from considering this motion. See MCR 2.003; MCR 9.204(A); In re Justin, 490 Mich 394 (2012).
She has 14 days in which to directly respond to the complaint.
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Perhaps anyone else who faces mortgage fraud charges from here on out has an ace-in-the-hole precedent. At least under equal application of the law. From WXYZ:
"A federal judge has temporarily stopped forfeiture procedures to seize the home of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway.Which way could it go? Oh my! Hmm lets see .. Who's in charge of the [federal] hen house? Oh yeah.
As someone might have put it in an email recently; "Holder's Office would never cough up a sitting Useful Idiot on a Team R majority SCOMI."
By JGillman, Section News
Following up on the story below, the Michigan Republican Party issued a statement concerning the latest news reports about the U.S. Department of Justice filing a civil suit alleging Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway laundered money and committed mortgage fraud.
Matt Frendewey, director of communications for the Michigan Republican Party, issued the following statement:
"Democratic Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway must protect the integrity of Michigan's judicial system and immediately resign.Brewer is likely hiding at this point.
As far as I am concerned, they should go in and handcuff her right off the bench if she does not resign ASAP.
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws.
Individual sovereignty is under attack.
Not the wacko, every-man-is-a-sovereign-the-United-States-is-a-corporation kind of sovereignty, but the notion that, as individuals, we have worth and dignity that deserve protection.
This attack exists in every corner of our society and has found its way into our language. Liberal politicians talk about the "cost" of a tax cut and ask conservatives, "How are you going to pay for that tax cut?" They thus view tax cuts as expenditures, but expenditures of what? Of the money to which they deem the government entitled.
A tax cut "spends" nothing. It is an acknowledgment that the money being taxed belongs in the first instance to the earner, not the government. Most Americans would willingly pay taxes to support legitimate government functions, but we resist ferociously the notion that our incomes belong to the government.
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Rule of law.
Ad talking about it beats the hell out of emotion, fear mongering, etc.
Bottom line? We need to keep good referees on the court.
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Its a sickness. Something about being on the left that says "those rules aren't meant for me!"
Yesterday, the Michigan Republican Party filed a complaint against Bridget McCormack, a candidate for Michigan Supreme Court, for violating Judicial Canon 2, 5 and 7. McCormack was listed as a featured guest on the invites mailed out for last night's Kent County Democratic Gala. This is a problem.
The Judicial Canons prohibit Supreme Court candidates such as McCormack from serving as the draw and as the featured guest for a partisan fundraiser. The invites clearly indicated a cost ranging between $75.00 to $1,000 and all checks to be made payable to the Kent County Democratic Party.
Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak says:
"This flagrant violation of the Judicial Canons raises serious questions, did Bridget McCormack purposely violate the Judicial Canons or is she ignorant of the responsibilities to run-for and serve on Michigan's highest court?
Candidates for judicial office can appear at partisan events, however, they're prohibited from serving as the draw or listed as the special guest.
Below the fold is a copy of the complaint filed with the Attorney Grievance Commission. A copy of the invite can be found here:
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
The union-backed proposal known as "Protect Our Jobs" has mostly been sold as enshrining collective bargaining privileges into the Michigan Constitution and fending off a right-to-work law that could be passed at some point in the future.
If this goes through, it'd be wise to bail from Michigan before the rubes figure out what this is going to do to folks taxes.
By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws
Is it impossible these days to have a discussion about an issue or a political race without it becoming personal? Apparently so, at least for one backer of Judge Jane Markey.
Markey is up against Colleen O'Brien for one of three Republican nominations for Michigan Supreme Court justice. As faithful readers of this blog know, your Wizard has published three articles critical of Markey decisions, principally on the grounds that they contradict her claim to be a "rule of law" judge. I have never attacked Judge Markey personally, nor have I attacked her supporters.
But they have attacked me personally.
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