WI judge who blocked voter ID law signed Walker recall petition

Judicial bias? What judicial bias?

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction to stop the state's controversial new voter identification law, but Republicans immediately questioned it after records showed the judge signed a petition to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan's decision to stop the contentious law from taking effect for the state's April 3 presidential primary election was criticized by the state's Republican Party following a report that Flanagan signed a recall petition dated Nov. 15. It also lists his wife, who circulated the petition.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/xt363s) that Maureen McGlynn Flanagan confirmed she circulated the petition and that her husband signed it. A message left Tuesday at Flanagan's residence was not immediately returned.

The NAACP's Milwaukee branch and immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera filed the lawsuit last year. They named Walker and members of the Government Accountability Board as defendants.

NAACP attorney Richard Saks said Flanagan's signature shouldn't disqualify him from the case.

"He's a citizen. He has a right to vote. He has a right to participate in the political process and the discourse of our state," he said. "I don't think it had any bearing on his decision in this case."

Um...sure. And if you believe that, I've got some unicorns I'd like to show you.

Now if they would only apply that logic to conservative judges and their wives - notably, Clarence Thomas' wife who the left has been screaming about for her conservative activism - we wouldn't have to point out the abject hypocrisy inherent in Mr. Saks statement.

Judicial bias? What judicial bias?

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction to stop the state's controversial new voter identification law, but Republicans immediately questioned it after records showed the judge signed a petition to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan's decision to stop the contentious law from taking effect for the state's April 3 presidential primary election was criticized by the state's Republican Party following a report that Flanagan signed a recall petition dated Nov. 15. It also lists his wife, who circulated the petition.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/xt363s) that Maureen McGlynn Flanagan confirmed she circulated the petition and that her husband signed it. A message left Tuesday at Flanagan's residence was not immediately returned.

The NAACP's Milwaukee branch and immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera filed the lawsuit last year. They named Walker and members of the Government Accountability Board as defendants.

NAACP attorney Richard Saks said Flanagan's signature shouldn't disqualify him from the case.

"He's a citizen. He has a right to vote. He has a right to participate in the political process and the discourse of our state," he said. "I don't think it had any bearing on his decision in this case."

Um...sure. And if you believe that, I've got some unicorns I'd like to show you.

Now if they would only apply that logic to conservative judges and their wives - notably, Clarence Thomas' wife who the left has been screaming about for her conservative activism - we wouldn't have to point out the abject hypocrisy inherent in Mr. Saks statement.

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