Thursday, February 16, 2012

Federal judges slam GOP lawmakers

Oh, that pesky Constitution is nothing but the tools of distant elites trying to impose their values on our community.

Federal judges slam GOP lawmakers over redistricting secrecy - JSOnline

Madison - A three-judge panel on Thursday told Republican lawmakers to turn over 84 documents to a group of Democrats in a blistering order that said Republicans had engaged in an "all but shameful" effort to keep its efforts hidden from the public.

The court promptly released the documents that showed, among other things, that Republicans who drew new election maps last year largely orchestrated the public testimony given in support of them.

The three federal judges - two of them appointed by Republicans - were unanimous in their decision. It came after a string of orders against the Republicans and just five days before the judges will preside over a trial in Milwaukee to determine whether the maps adhere to the U.S. Constitution.

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