I was going to go to bed, but then I read this. Stegmeier is going to get his butt handed to him in court. Again.
Fine. I'll bite and look at the kelo article on it:
Opponents say that "E" would not only affect judges, but would squash nearly all volunteerism, because people would be afraid to serve on school boards or city councils and other committees making decisions.Read it all here. And did Bill hit his head on a roller grinder or something? Has he suddenly forgotten that Judge Gors handed his butt to him on that issue? Gee, let me recall...
Dianna Miller of "Vote No On E" says, "This is a vendetta against South Dakota. It will end public service and this isn't something we want.
But Stegmeier disputes that and has gone so far as to file a lawsuit in Hughes County Court, asking for an injunction against the "Vote No on E" Committee.
Stegmeier says, "Amendment E doesn't even address county commissions and schools boards, even though the opposition says it does. They're lying and we're taking that issue to court right now and hope to get a temporary injunction against them , so they have to stop lying to the voters."
Oh yeah... Forget about that little one Bill and Bonnie? Because Judge Gors sure caught it. And you didn't bother to try to contest that one at the supreme court appeal.
[¶6.] Stegmeier complains that the attorney general’s ballot statement is deficient in the following particulars:
[¶7.] First, Stegmeier faults the attorney general for saying that the abolition of judicial immunity extends to “[c]itizens serving on juries, school boards, city councils, county commissions, or in similar capacities, and prosecutors” as well as judges.
[¶23.] The amendment includes the following in the definitions in subdivision 1 of section 1:
Judge: Justice, judge, magistrate judge, judge pro tem, and all other persons claiming to be shielded by judicial immunity.
[¶24.] Stegmeier once thought it was true. In an answer to an article in the Madison Daily Leader which said the JAIL amendment applied to school boards, city councils, county commissions, professional licensing boards and every citizen board performing quasi-judicial functions, Stegmeier took out a paid political announcement in which he agreed with the author of the article and said:
[A]ny governmental employee (of any stripe, shape, or flavor) previously accustomed to violating the rights of South Dakota citizens while hiding behind the bogus doctrine called “judicial immunity”, will now have to shape up or ship out.
Stegmeier cannot claim a better version of the facts than he previously claimed. McElhaney v. City of
, 2002 SD 159, ¶14, 655 NW2d 441, 445. Edgemont
And just in case you don't remember that little passage that the judge is citing, here it is once again:
Yes, damned by his own words once again. "Any governmental employee.... will now have to shape up or ship out."
Good advice. Bill and Bonnie should take it themselves as they prepare to lose in court once again.