Monday, December 21, 2009

Your Lawsuit's A Foul One, Right To Life

Most every voter
In the whole state of Wisconsin
Likes Impartial Justice a lot . . .

But Right to Life,
A powerful big old lobbying group,
Does NOT!

Right to Life hates Impartial Justice! The whole darn law!
Now please don't ask why. Who knows what they saw.
It could be their heads aren't screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that their shorts are too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason . . . ahem,
May be that they want judges to belong just to them.

But whatever the reason,
Their heads or their shorts,
Just days before Christmas, they're hating impartial courts.
Glaring from on high with a sour, Grinchy frown,
Every lawmaker who voted for it had to be wrong.
For they imagine every voter from Peshtigo to Paoli,
Really wants the best court money can buy.

"They might rule based on facts!" they snarl with a sneer.
"The next high court election is 2011! It's practically here!"
Then they growl, with their fingers nervously drumming,
"We MUST find a way to stop Impartial Justice from coming!"


Mike McCabe said...

Unsuccessful 2009 state Supreme Court candidate Randy Koschnick, who is a circuit court judge, became the latest to play Grinch when he filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the constitutionality of the Impartial Justice Act.

Can't remember the last time I saw a sitting judge file a lawsuit like this one. Koschnick gave new meaning to the term judicial activism with his action.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with Koshnick or this lawsuit, but he isn't the only one. Judge Siefert filed to invalidate rules prohibiting party affiliation. Judge Wagner filed one some years ago to try to get an order that he could run for elected office.

Jack Lohman said...

Hard to understand how anybody would want the corruption of money in their elections, even if your side has the most money. Money will ultimately kill our democracy. Is it worth that?

Mike McCabe said...

Judge Koschnick's complaint is online here.

Mike McCabe said...

Thanks to the anonymous poster for the reminder about Judges Seifert and Wagner.