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Judge Who Signed Walker Recall Tosses Photo ID

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Second judge rejects state voter ID law

Requirement will not be in place for fall elections

By Patrick Marley | July 17, 2012

Madison – A second judge has declared Wisconsin’s voter ID law unconstitutional, further guaranteeing that the ID requirement will not be in place for elections this fall.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan wrote Tuesday that the state’s requirement that all voters show photo ID at the polls creates a “substantial impairment of the right to vote” guaranteed by the state constitution.

But when will Mr. Obama threaten these judges for ‘overturning legislation that was written by the people’s representatives’?

In March, Flanagan issued an injunction temporarily blocking the law because the plaintiffs – the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera – were likely to succeed in their arguments.

So Judge Flanagan thinks since the NAACP might win their case, he might as well say they have won their case.

Flanagan made that injunction permanent in the 20-page decision he issued Tuesday

Having a second ruling against the law makes it all the more difficult for voter ID proponents to get the law reinstated because they would need to get both orders lifted

Isn’t that handy?

Here is some background on Judge Flanagan, from back in March, also via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Judge in voter ID case signed Walker recall petition

By Daniel Bice | March 6, 2012

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan, who granted a temporary injunction against Wisconsin’s new voter identification law, signed a petition urging the recall of Gov. Scott Walker.

Walker, an ardent supporter of voter ID, signed the legislation creating the requirement last year.

Records show Flanagan signed the Walker recall petition on Nov. 15. The petition lists Flanagan’s wife, Maureen McGlynn Flanagan, as the one who circulated the petition.

Contacted Tuesday, McGlynn Flanagan – a former assistant attorney general – confirmed that she had gathered signatures in hopes of recalling the first-term Republican governor. She also confirmed that her husband had signed one of the petitions that she circulated…

This is how politicized our judiciary has become. And this is exactly the way the Democrats want it to be.

By the way, county judges in Wisconsin are elected. We hope the voters there remember Judge Flanagan the next time around.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Judge Who Signed Walker Recall Tosses Photo ID”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I am so sick of this portion of the baby-boom population. Of all people a judge has to be devoted to the rule of law, not subject to their whims and personal proclivities, while at the same time trying to make points with their socialist friends, while practicing socialism themselves.

    I think a lot of them wait for years for the day when they can show how much power they can wield and then they do so, poorly, damagingly and without regard for anything but their own personal desires.

    In other words, they’re a**holes.

    But all my life I’ve had to suck hind tit from people like Flanagan, who cannot tie their own shoes without help; Who, in an effort to appear worldly and “sophisiticated” make a joke out of standing law and rules. I saw it in the military..I see it in the corporation where I work, I see it all over the place. Blatant incompetence and caving to the emotional baggage that is their childhood or some other misconception they have always held in their damaged psyche.


    Can’t fight city hall? How about trying to fight a segment of the population bell-curve that’s just a mess?

    You can’t fix stupid…it has to die off.

  2. GetBackJack says:


    Try to get into a public meeting featuring your ultimate Boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, you piece of ….

  3. mr_bill says:

    How is it that the left is so worried about the poor and downtrodden when it comes to a $10 id card (which the indigent can get for free) but doesn’t have any regard for the thousands in penalties taxes that will have to be paid by people and businesses that don’t buy gubmint health insurance?

    The state legislatures should make photo ID mandatory for voting, but instead of turning non-compliant voters away, charge a penalty….er tax. The tax will be used to fund studies on voter fraud and prevention techniques. Make the statists choose between obamacare and voter fraud. Both laws function on the same principle, if one goes down so does the other. As long as obamacare stands, so would the ID requirement. We can defeat these vermin by using their own hypocritical policy agenda against them.

  4. Chrispbass says:

    How can anything that is so ************* obvious be considered unconstitutional or even ‘unfair’. Oh wait…

  5. P. Aaron says:

    GetBack’s got it right: this judge is a piece of sh!t.

  6. BillK says:

    Are you kidding?

    This judge is a Dane County judge.

    Ultra-liberal Dane County, home to the University of Wisconsin – Madison and filled with a huge proportion of employees working in government jobs.

    I can guarantee that this and the Walker decision will guarantee the judge more votes and more campaign cash than anyone in the county’s history.

    • Right of the People says:

      Especially from those who’ve been voting since the 1800s. I bet even his dog will vote for him and Obozo this fall.

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