Monday, May 18, 2015
Liberal Cry Babies
From Jsonline: Three Wisconsin Supreme Court justices skipped ceremonies Monday to swear in recent Marquette University Law School graduates, amid a bitter dispute over who should be in charge of the state's high court.
It was the first time the court was to meet as a group since conservatives who control the court voted to make Patience Roggensack chief justice. Shirley Abrahamson, who had held the job for 19 years, has contended she remains chief justice and has sued over the issue in federal court in Madison.
U.S. District Judge James Peterson, who is hearing that case, declined to issue an order Friday allowing Abrahamson to serve as chief justice while she pursues her lawsuit, and signaled she would have a difficult time ultimately winning.
Monday's ceremonies showed relationships on the court remain strained. Roggensack has said repairing the court's reputation is a top priority.
Apparently boycotting Monday's event were Abrahamson and Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and N. Patrick Crooks. Those are the three justices who did not vote for Roggensack as chief justice and contended the email vote putting her in place was improperly conducted.
Abrahamson and Bradley are the court's liberals. Crooks is a swing vote who has sharply criticized Abrahamsonfor her lawsuit but also said there should be a transition plan to transfer power to a new chief justice. Crooks had hoped to follow Abrahamson as chief justice.
Supporting Roggensack are her three fellow conservatives on the court — Justices Michael Gableman, David Prosser and Annette Ziegler.
Those four marched Monday into a packed Capitol hearing room to admit the new graduates into the state bar. Roggensack sat in the middle seat that Abrahamson had occupied for nearly two decades. The seats on either side of Roggensack — those for Abrahamson and Bradley — were vacant, as was the one for Crooks. http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/three-justices-apparently-boycott-swearing-in-of-marquette-law-grads-b99502308z1-304119741.html
So, these three liberals (Crooks is a liberal wanna be) didn't geet their way with Wisconsin voters or a Federal judge, so they are going to throw a temper tantrum cry wee wee wee all way to their liberal home.