Friday, July 18, 2014

Is Ron Ramsey Alone In Wanting To Remove Supreme Court Justices?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 8:17 AM

So, just about everyone is getting into the fight over whether or not to retain three sitting members of the state Supreme court.

Yesterday, the Fraternal Order of Police, for the first time ever, endorsed the sitting justices over a Ron Ramsey-backed movement to just replace the Democrats on the court.

The FOP said it decided to take the unusual step of endorsing the justices because the group feels strongly about the importance of fair and impartial courts.

“We enforce as officers the laws that are written, and we expect our justices to enforce the laws the way they interpret the laws and adjudicate on what the interpretations are,” said State FOP President Johnny Crumby.

So, on a bipartisan level, the cops, most lawyers and most of the state's elected officials are all against Ramsey's attempt to pack the court.

In an extraordinary Q&A earlier this year, Ramsey admitted that this is pure partisan politics and that he and his side are willing to skew facts in order to win the election.

Q: But you're proposing a misleading campaign, aren't you?

RAMSEY: Oh, come on. No, I'm not misleading. I'll have our side. They'll have their side.

Q: Why not tell both sides?

RAMSEY: That's the other side. If I'm running for election do I tell both sides? No, I tell what I think will enhance my election. That's what it's for. Then you have an election. The other side tells their side. Does Barack Obama tell the good side, or the bad side, when he's running? No, that's what elections are about. And let the people decide who's telling the truth.

Maybe enough people have decided that half-truths from the Lt. Gov. are bad for the state and are standing up against radically politicizing the courts.

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