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October 2010

  1. Mark Ouimet Receives AnnArbor.com Endorsement for 52nd House Seat

    For those of you who didn't catch it in the newspaper , Ann Arbor.com endorsed Mark Ouimet in his race for the 52nd House of Representatives seat.  Here is a link to the endorsement:
    ... and here are some excerpts from the AA.COM article:
    "On Nov. 3, Michigan will wake up to a new governor, a mostly new Legislature and all of the same old problems that have plagued it for years.

    Our ability to tackle these problems will depend on who we send to Lansing. We need legislators who have a record of accomplishment in local government, a spirit of bipartisanship and a commitment to structural change in state government. In the race for the state House 52nd District, we think Republican Mark Ouimet fits that bill over Democrat Christine Green ...
    A former Ann Arbor City Council member and current vice chairman of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, Ouimet helped guide the county through a difficult budget process, winning important concessions from employee groups. He also played a key role in the merger of the Chambers of Commerce in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. His pragmatic approach to issues has earned him respect and support across party lines ...

    ... While we agree with Green on some issues, we find that Ouimet shows a deeper commitment to the structural reform that Michigan needs, and his long public record of producing real results makes it easier to believe that he can be effective in Lansing."


  2. The Truth About Justice Weaver's Record

    The Truth about Former Justice Weaver’s Record: She Voted with the Liberal Democrats on the Supreme Court


    Former Justice Weaver has been voting with the liberals on the Court for years. Since Justice Hathaway replaced Chief Justice Taylor on January, 2009, Weaver voted with the liberals in all but one case.  Weaver was also the swing vote for the election of ultra-liberal, Marilyn Kelly, as Chief Justice over Justice Young.  Equally troubling, Weaver also voted with the liberal Justices to remove virtually every conservative judge that Justices Taylor, Markman, Corrigan and Young had previously appointed to chief judgeships in the trial courts. 


    Since 2008, the Supreme Court decided 16 civil cases where the three liberal Justices nominated by the Democrat Party (Cavanagh, Marilyn Kelly & Hathaway) voted on one side and the three conservative justices nominated by the Republican Party (Corrigan, Markman & Young) voted on the other side.  Thus, in these 16 cases Weaver was the swing vote.  She sided with the liberals in 15 out of the 16 cases.  These cases are:


    Decosta v Gossage, 486 Mich 116 (2010). 

    Adair v Mich, 486 Mich 468 (2010). 

    Smith v Anonymous, 48_ Mich __ (2010).

    McCormick v Carrier, 48_ Mich __ (2010).

    LSEA v Lansing Bd or Ed, 48_ Mich __ (2010).

    U of M v Titan Ins Co, 48_ Mich __ (2010).

    Shay v Aldrich, 48_ Mich __ (2010). 

    Bezeau v Palace Sports, 48_ Mich __ (2010). 

    Smith v Anonymous Joint Enterprise, 48__Mich__ (2010). 

    Romain v Frankenmuth, 483 Mich 18 (2009). 

    USF&G v MCCA (On Rehearing), 484 Mich 1 (2009). 

    McNeil v Charlevoix County, 484 Mich 69 (2009).

    Bush v Shabahang, 484 Mich 156 (2009).

    Petersen v Magna Corp, 484 Mich 300 (2009).

    Henry v Dow Chem Corp, 484 Mich 483 (2009).


              The only 4-3 civil case decided by the Court since Justice Hathaway joined the Court where Weaver sided with the three conservative Republican party nominated justices against the three liberal Democrat party nominated justices was Insurance Institute v Commissioner, 486 Mich 370 (2010).


  3. Weaver Continually Attacking Justice Young Maliciously and Unfairly-VOTE YOUNG AND KELLY!

    Throughout her career, Betty Weaver has shown herself to be nothing but a liberal and Democratic partisan, willing to say or do anything to advance herself or the position she supports.
                She made a corrupt backroom deal to resign her seat on the Supreme Court so that Jennifer Granholm could name a replacement.  The upshot of this deal was that the new Justice Granholm appointed, Alton Davis, was nominated for “reelection” by the Democrats after two days on the Court, and the ballot will state that he is a “Justice of the Supreme Court” because of those two days of “experience.”  There were only two people in the state who could make that travesty occur – Betty Weaver and Jennifer Granholm – and they did so eagerly.  The fix was in so thoroughly on that deal that Granholm has left Davis’ old seat on the Court of Appeals vacant, so that if he loses she can reappoint him to his old job. 
                Weaver cast the deciding vote to allow left-wing Justice Marilyn Kelly to become Chief Justice of the Court in 2009.  From 1999 to 2008, when a conservative Rule of Law majority controlled the Michigan Supreme Court, conservatives were appointed as chief judges of almost all of the trial courts across Michigan; Weaver voted with the bloc of leftists to remove almost all of them in 2009.
                Finally, throughout her years on the Court, Weaver routinely voted to ignore the plain meaning of written law, to reach policy outcomes she and the other judicial activists preferred.  Weaver voted to ignore the plain language of the Michigan Constitution, to allow a voter’s referendum to strike down legislation giving citizens the right to carry a concealed weapon.  Weaver and the judicial activists voted this way in spite of the language of the Michigan Constitution, because they do not support Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens.  In 2009 and 2010, Weaver has voted 15 times in 16 cases to adopt the judicial activist position when her vote was the deciding vote.  As an example, Weaver voted to allow a lawsuit to go forward against a doctor, even though it was filed too late.  A legal procedure would have made the lawsuit timely if a notice had been filed with the doctor’s “last known business address.”  A notice was filed, but it was not sent to the correct address.  Weaver and the liberals allowed the case to proceed, even though the plaintiff in that case knew the doctor’s correct address, because the correct address was where the plaintiff had been treated by the doctor.  Weaver and the judicial activists permitted the case to proceed, because they support the trial lawyers regardless of circumstances.
                Betty Weaver’s demonstrated lack of principle is clear.  She lets nothing trivial such as the law get in her way.  Her comments and opinions should be treated accordingly.

    Click here to view Justice Weaver's voting record