Just weeks ago, activist judges on the U.S. District Court sided with a liberal political group and Democratic attorneys, ordering state lawmakers to draw new legislative and Congressional maps before the summer is out, for new elections in 2020. Of course, following the 2020 elections, a new “commission” will almost immediately begin drawing another set of maps for use in 2022 – the result of last year’s Proposal 2.
This column originally appeared in the Detroit News.
Late last month, a trio of activist judges on the U.S. District Court handed down a decision that sent shockwaves through Lansing’s political class and may soon deprive you of the right to be represented by the man or woman you recently elected.
The judges sided with a liberal political group and Democratic attorneys, declaring Michigan’s current legislative boundary maps unconstitutionally gerrymandered and ordered lawmakers to draw new maps before the summer is out, for new elections in 2020. Of course, a new “commission” will almost immediately after that election begin drawing another set of maps for use in 2022 – the result of last year’s Proposal 2.
Attorney General Dana Nessel has spent the bulk of her first four months in office traveling the state as a professional anti-Catholic bigot, but she’s branching out to serious ethics violations.
According to the Detroit News, legal experts are sounding the alarm over Nessel’s decision to publicly release a private and dismissed complaint against a retired judge who happens to be Catholic. Worse, Nessel released the complaint to the press without admitting that it had been dismissed – attempting to smear the innocent and retired judge, Michael Talbot, because of his faith.