Thursday, June 01, 2006

Contempt of Court

From the Free Press:

"Democrat on canvassing board resigns, admits contempt of court

A state elections official has resigned his post and admitted he acted in contempt of court when he and a colleague declined to approve an affirmative action ballot proposal at a wild meeting in Lansing late last year.

Paul Mitchell, one of two Democrats on the Board of State Canvassers, paid $250 to settle the contempt action filed by a panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals, which had ordered the board to approve the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative for the 2006 election.

The appeals court issued an order Wednesday dismissing the case against Mitchell. Another canvasser, Democrat Doyle O'Connor, continues to face a contempt charge.

O'Connor has claimed that he should not be found in contempt because he did not intend to violate the appeals court order."

The BSC is a joke. It has become completely politicized. It tried to sabotage the MCRI, just like it tried to stop the marriage amendment and Ralph Nader's candidacy in 2004, for bogus reasons.

Thankfully, Michigan has excellent courts, which have consistently upheld the rule of law. Thank you, John Engler!

No comments: