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Video of the Day - Michigan State Senator Gretchen Whitmer stands up for Citizens Rights To Judicial Relief

English: Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan State Senator
English: Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan State Senator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, on the heels of Detroit Emergency Kevyn Orr's testimony in Detroit's on-going bankruptcy hearing, Michigan State Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) described how Senate Bill 652 will result in an significant shakeup for the State's Judicial system.




State Senator Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) is the primary sponsor of this measure. For Michiganders unsure of the now legendary term of State Sen. Jones thus far, allow us to briefly remind our readers of other pieces of legislation the elected representative has supported or denied.

Senator Jones voted nay to expand Medicaid Eligibility with the Affordable Health Care Act on August 27, 2013. On April 24, 2013, Gave his approval to privatized contractor Aramark Corporation taking over Michigan Department of Corrections food services operations, costing approximately 1500 unionized State Food Service worker jobs.

Jones believes Michiganders should have a State Constitutional Right to Hunt and Fish. So much so, he was the primary legislation sponsor on April 18.

Yet, December 14, 2012 a bill reached the Senator's desk to determine Women in Michigan electing a Right to Choose a medical provider of her choice for a legal elected abortion procedure, Jones had no problem shutting "that whole thing" down.

Senator Jones Michigan's Right to Work for less law. But, Jones amazingly believes he has unique insight on how union workers think of fellow workers deciding not to join the bargaining unit at a unionized public school location.

In Jones opinion, the unions would probably call these workers "traitors" and magically list what he describes "traitors" names in a newspaper to publish them, we guess.

From Michigan Capitol Confidential - October 17, 2013:
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said the targeted employees should have expected the union would publicly list their names. 
"I don't know if they are naming them as a traitor; I would expect that sort of activity to happen," Sen. Jones said. "It's not violent. If they did something illegal, something violent like damaging their car, that would be very inappropriate and should be punished. Just naming the people to the other members, I'm sure they all expected that to happen."
Thus, its not surprising in the least Senator Rick Jones would sponsor a bill limiting the rights of citizens seeking judicial relief via our State's Court System. The measure, if signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder (R) would effectively render Michigan's certain Circuit Courts and elected Judges of these courts mute as described by MLive.
"Four Court of Appeals judges in at least two different districts would handle Court of Claims cases. They would be appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court, which currently is controlled by a Republican majority," MLive noted.
Independent Underground News & Talk Video of the Day, State Democrat State Senate Majority Leader Whitmer unequivocally details Senator Jones and other like minded Representatives voting for the measure real intent with Senate Bill 652 of 2013.




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