Sep 16, 2014

That Equal Protection Thing

I don't think the four Republicans on Wisconsin Supreme Court and the three Republicans on the panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit adjudicating Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker (14-2058), and Milwaukee Branch of NAACP v. Walker like their branch of government anymore.

They prefer to morph into a mega entity that makes and carries out laws as well, unequal law at that.

The four Republicans ignored Article Three of the Wisconsin Constitution in the cases shredding any illusion the Wisconsin Supreme Court Republicans are independent, impartial and fair-minded interpreters of the law and the U.S. and Wisconsin Constitution, ignored in its tortured opinion.

As for the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit panel, last Friday it stayed a U.S. District Court's injunction without an opinion, now 21 legal days out from Election Day, in its order in Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker (14-2058), and Milwaukee Branch of NAACP v. Walker.

Now, because of the Court panel's order the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board has issued ad hoc rules in effect implementing the panel's order by creating different classes of citizens, presenting obvious 14th Amendment Equal Protection Problems.

Some voters can submit copies of ID by mail (or become disenfranchised), some voters have to show their ID (not copies) when they vote (or become disenfranchised); 100s of voters are being contacted by municipal clerks and staff informing them of the status of election law and rules, if they can be reached.

Other voters get no calls from election officials informing them of the status of election rules.

"No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

The above is what geniuses in American jurisprudence such as Judge Frank Easterbrook refer to as a biggie.

Man, did these guys on the Seventh CircuitEasterbrook, Diane Sykes and John Tinderblow this one.

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