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    Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot[W:28]

    U.S. Rep. John Conyers' on-again, off-again roller coaster ride for the Aug. 5 ballot took a new twist Friday when U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman put him back on back on the ballot,His decision, released late Friday, contradicts the Secretary of State's review of Conyers petition, which found earlier in the day that Conyers had less than half the required signatures of valid registered voters on the petitions he turned in to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary ballot.
    But Leitman said the signatures from at least two ciruclators who were found to have not registered properly to vote, a requirement under state law, should be reinstated, giving Conyers enough valid signatures to be on the ballot.
    "There is evidence that their failure to comply with the Registration Statute was the result of good faith mistakes and that they believed they were in compliance with the statute," Leitman said in his ruling.
    "As Secretary (of State Ruth) Johnson implicitly acknowledged in her ruling issued today, if the signatures excluded pursuant to the Registration Statute may not be excluded from Mr. Conyers' total – and this Court holds that they may not be – then Mr. Conyers has enough signatures to qualify for placement on the ballot," Leitman added. "He shall be placed on the ballot."
    The ruling ended a day in which the SOS confirmed a decision last week from Wayine County Clerk Cathy Garret that he didn't have enough signatures to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary ballot.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/23/conyers-primary-ballot/9505849/


    And people wonder why there is no confidence in the election system....Don't have enough valid signatures to get on the ballot? Well, no problem, just get your appeal in front of a friendly judge, and presto! You're in!
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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And people wonder why there is no confidence in the election system....Don't have enough valid signatures to get on the ballot? Well, no problem, just get your appeal in front of a friendly judge, and presto! You're in!
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    This is a great example of the left's strategies for this country. They don't get what they want? The voters are against them? The laws say they can't do something? Don't worry, just get it in front of a judge, and all that is wiped away!
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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    This is a great example of the left's strategies for this country. They don't get what they want? The voters are against them? The laws say they can't do something? Don't worry, just get it in front of a judge, and all that is wiped away!
    I was just about to say the same thing.

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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    This is a great example of the left's strategies for this country. They don't get what they want? The voters are against them? The laws say they can't do something? Don't worry, just get it in front of a judge, and all that is wiped away!
    Do you have an example or should I make up opinions for you and attack those?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Do you have an example or should I make up opinions for you and attack those?
    I'm thinking the Conyers example might be a start.

    The Roberts Obamacare ruling also comes to mind.

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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I'm thinking the Conyers example might be a start.

    The Roberts Obamacare ruling also comes to mind.
    I don't think you can count SCOTUS as "putting the case before a friendly judge." It's not like there's another option at that level. Besides, the ACA decision wasn't a case brought by "leftists." That was the GOP trying to do exactly what these guys are complaining about.
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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I don't think you can count SCOTUS as "putting the case before a friendly judge." It's not like there's another option at that level. Besides, the ACA decision wasn't a case brought by "leftists." That was the GOP trying to do exactly what these guys are complaining about.
    Roberts sure wasn't unfriendly to Obamacare. In order to justify his ruling, he made the argument that OCare was a tax, an argument that the administration had argued against, and was not brought up at the SC since the law would have then had to have originated in the House.

    Judges can be made to be friendly as opposed to hunting for a favorable one. Two ways come to mind. Threat and bribery.

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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I don't think you can count SCOTUS as "putting the case before a friendly judge." It's not like there's another option at that level. Besides, the ACA decision wasn't a case brought by "leftists." That was the GOP trying to do exactly what these guys are complaining about.
    So, then stick with the Conyers case here....That is after all what the OP is about...He didn't have enough valid signatures to be on the ballot, and a Judge appointed by the Obama administration over ruled the Sec of State's office in Michigan to place him on it anyway...You don't see anything wrong with this?
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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Roberts sure wasn't unfriendly to Obamacare. In order to justify his ruling, he made the argument that OCare was a tax, an argument that the administration had argued against, and was not brought up at the SC since the law would have then had to have originated in the House.

    Judges can be made to be friendly as opposed to hunting for a favorable one. Two ways come to mind. Threat and bribery.
    That is not 100 % accurate. Roberts also argued that Obamacare was not a tax in ruling on the Anti-Injuction Act portion of the case. Roberts overall made a very nuanced ruling on that issue. Here is a nice read: Mitt Romney says health care law's penalty is a tax | PolitiFact. To vquote:

    Even so, we heard one main criticism from our experts -- that Romney went too far when he said that the Supreme Court ruled that the mandate is a tax. Several legal scholars told us that the court ruled that the mandate acts like a tax, or is analogous to one, but not that it is one -- a small linguistic distinction, but an important legal one.
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    Re: Judge puts U.S. Rep. Conyers back on primary ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is not 100 % accurate. Roberts also argued that Obamacare was not a tax in ruling on the Anti-Injuction Act portion of the case. Roberts overall made a very nuanced ruling on that issue. Here is a nice read: Mitt Romney says health care law's penalty is a tax | PolitiFact. To vquote:

    So 'slick' Willie was right, we now have to be constantly worried today with the definition of ''is'' as far as progressive liars are concerned....Great.
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