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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have 2 things to say here:

    1) Exercising your right to vote, sign a petition, or otherwise engage in performing your duty as a citizen, is not engaging in partisanship political activity. If it were, then we need to throw every single Wisconsin judge in jail, since they typically run as Democrats and Republicans when campaigning.

    2) I disagree with the author of the article when he calls this group out of Virginia a "Conservative" group. Since they advocate using a big government solution to have those judges "investigated" because of their personal political lean, you can't call them Conservative. Communists, maybe, but definitely not Conservative.

    Article is here.
    I think the only Judge that should have been investigated was the one that signed the petition, and then presided over a case questioning the validity of the petition. Seems like he should have recused himself from that case.

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have 2 things to say here:

    1) Exercising your right to vote, sign a petition, or otherwise engage in performing your duty as a citizen, is not engaging in partisanship political activity. If it were, then we need to throw every single Wisconsin judge in jail, since they typically run as Democrats and Republicans when campaigning.

    2) I disagree with the author of the article when he calls this group out of Virginia a "Conservative" group. Since they advocate using a big government solution to have those judges "investigated" because of their personal political lean, you can't call them Conservative. Communists, maybe, but definitely not Conservative.

    Article is here.
    You don't see that as a blatant conflict of interest? Isn't justice supposed to be blind and judges are supposed to be impartial? How can you honestly say that a judge who signed a recall petition and then later making a ruling on that petition can be impartial?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You don't see that as a blatant conflict of interest? Isn't justice supposed to be blind and judges are supposed to be impartial? How can you honestly say that a judge who signed a recall petition and then later making a ruling on that petition can be impartial?
    By that regard, no judge that is Christian should be allowed to rule on anything dealing with something that could go against their faith, like abortion.

    How can a Pro-life judge be impartial?

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

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    By that regard, no judge that is Christian should be allowed to rule on anything dealing with something that could go against their faith, like abortion.

    How can a Pro-life judge be impartial?
    And how can a Pro-choice judge be impartial? We need robots.

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    And how can a Pro-choice judge be impartial? We need robots.
    I think the best bet would be to have a judge who is for and a judge who is against make rulings together.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think the best bet would be to have a judge who is for and a judge who is against make rulings together.

    And if they can't agree?

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And if they can't agree?
    Then robots?

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Then robots?

    Robots or you just have to have faith that the judge will actually.....wait for it.....do their job and be impartial. Take your pick, but if anyone is going to try and site conflict of interest because of a signed petition, then no judge that is pro-life or pro-choice can ever rule on abortion because of conflict of interest.

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And if they can't agree?
    If judges can remain impartial then they should be able to agree.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Conservative group asks for investigation of judges who signed recall petitions

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If judges can remain impartial then they should be able to agree.
    Not necessarily. Two judges can be impartial and still come up with different rulings. Otherwise there would NEVER be a need for an appeals court if all judges thought alike.

    Just because they come up with different rulings doesn't mean one is impartial and the other isn't.

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