Scary Tales from the J.A.I.L.house... Wooooo!
While the Secretary of State actually assigned it because it was the next letter in the alphabet, the Amendment E people say it stands for "Equality," despite the fact they didn't get to pick the letter. I'm thinking it stands for "extra-goofy." Good thing it wasn't Amendment "F", huh? (I try to watch my language on the blog).
Anyway, getting back to the topic of this post. Tomorrow, Tim over at A Progressive on the Prairie is going to start a series of several articles on the South Dakota Judicial Accountability movement. Click here to read them as he gets them posted. I'm going to be reading them with great interest as Tim spends time dissecting it.
Just a note of interest. There's a huge number of people opposing JAIL. But who is in favor of it? Here's the list from their old site:
I dropped the gentlemen from Idaho and Washington off of this list because I really don't care what the out-of-staters have to say on this. Which leaves us with a coalition of 4 South Dakotans. And they're backed by the powerful political barons at the South Dakota Constitution Party. (Help me! Help me! we're facing the South Dakota Constitutional Party.)
Constitution Party of South Dakota
Scott Bartlett, Chairman
Sioux Falls, SD
Kelley Ag Service
Phone: 605-368-9007, Ext.#1
Sheriff John Egger, retired
Meade County, Sturgis, SD
Somehow, I don't find myself trembing in my boots.
Before I call it a night, check out this issue brief from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies on their opposition to the South Dakota J.A.I.L. Measure (.pdf alert).
Try not to get too scared over the JAIL measure. You might need to leave the closet light on tonight.