By Rob Janicki
On a topic previously reported by CP, the hypocrisy in Wisconsin continues. The Wisconsin Legislature had earlier passed a voter photo ID law, which was then signed into law by Governor Scott Walker. Flash forward to this past week. Two Wisconsin judges, in response to petitions from the NAACP, immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera and the League of Women Voters, have issued court orders blocking the law requiring voter photo ID for the June 5th gubernatorial recall election of Scott Walker.
What makes this really interesting, if not down right pathetic, is that one of the Wisconsin judges, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan, was recently found to have signed the petition seeking the recall of Governor Scott Walker. How much more conflict of personal interest does a judge in Wisconsin need, before he or she will recuse themselves from hearing a petition on a subject they have taken a public position on? It looks like Chicago style politics has moved north and infected the Wisconsin judiciary. This is just another example of how low liberals will sink in order to thwart legitimately enacted law.
[...] An opinion released Thursday said there was “no realistic possibility” that the legal wrangling over the controversial law would be decided before the June 5 election, reports the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
Flanagan is only expected to rule after final briefs are filed in the case in mid-June, after the May 8 primary and June 5 general recall elections, reports the Journal Sentinel. [...]
How convenient for Walker's foes, who seek to have him recalled on June 5th. Three liberal organizations can come in, petition the courts and essentially override a legitimately enacted state law to protect the sanctity of the voting process for legitimately registered voters.
[...] Proponents of voter identification laws — an issue being debated in state legislatures across the country — argue that they’re necessary to prevent fraud at the ballot box. Opponents contend that the laws create unnecessary barriers to voting, especially for low-income voters and students. [...]
How long must we tolerate liberals and their false claims of voter intimidation and suppression, in order to clean up voter election laws to protect the validity of legitimate votes cast by legally registered voters?