Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wisconsin supreme court dances with them wot bought 'em.

WMC hegemony now established on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Nice nice, very nice.

A Warped View From The Bench

But I'm even more concerned by the original prompt: a guest editorial by Justice Roggensack that included the following:
Second, when a citizen votes in a judicial election, he or she exercises a right guaranteed under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Protecting the First Amendment rights of all voters to cast votes that could not later be cancelled by the acts of others was a primary concern of the court in the rule that was enacted.
I was not under the impression that our right to vote was guaranteed by the First Amendment, which reads:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
It is possible that this particular First Amendment is not in the Constitution currently under revision by WMC.