Email date: 2/3/10
In this update:
1. SAVE THE DATE - Tuesday, February 16 - March to Overrule the Court
2. Won’t they ever learn?
SAVE THE DATE - Tues., Feb. 16 - March to Overrule the Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken. Now it’s our turn to talk back. The court’s assault on our democracy with its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission must be met with a forceful counteroffensive. If you haven’t already done so, you can join the public protest of the ruling by signing our petition and urging others to do the same. And then you can join us on Tuesday, February 16 and take part in the March to Overrule the Court to send a message to lawmakers that they need to act to right the wrong done by five members of the Supreme Court on January 21.
We’ll start at noon with a rally on the front steps of the west entrance to the Capitol and then march to the nearby federal courthouse. Bring a bell to ring, a sign to wave and as many friends as you can convince to join you.
Also check out the Facebook page for “Citizens United Against Citizens United.”
Won’t they ever learn?
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman lied in a campaign ad in his zeal to win a seat on the state’s highest court. And as he was smearing his opponent, he was puffing himself up with countless other tough-on-crime claims. Now he wants the words he spoke in the heat of political battle to be taken with a grain of salt. Good luck with that, judge. If editorials in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Appleton Post-Crescent are any measure of the skepticism out there, you’ll need that and more.
More recently, Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan evidently struck up a romantic relationship with a lobbyist for the payday loan industry, right around the same time he announced a change of heart on legislation regulating the industry that he had supported. He wants the public to believe that the relationship will have no effect on the payday loan bill’s fate. Good luck with that, Mr. Speaker. Judging from editorials in the Wisconsin State Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sheridan will have at least as hard a time as Justice Gableman explaining his way out of the compromising position he put himself in.