J.A.I.L's Responses to News Media Articles and Shows

An Open Letter to News Reporters

South Dakota Legislature

California Lawyer Magazine
April 2006

Capitol-ism
Published by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce
Feb 23, 2006

Philly.com
March 21, 2006

Free Market News Journal
March 23, 2006

Insurance Journal
March 20, 2006

Slate
March 14, 2006

Yankton Press and Dakotan
Yankton, SD
Feb 23, 2006
J.A.I.L.'s Responses:
* * Taking J.A.I.L. Personally * *

Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas, NV
Feb 24, 2006

Argus Leader
Sioux Falls
Feb 21, 2006

Associated Press
Feb 15, 2006

Yankton Daily Press
Yankton, South Dakota
Feb 13, 2006
Article: "Pierre Report: House Gives J.A.I.L. Chilly Reception"
J.A.I.L.'s Response: * * Give Them Enough Rope ... * *

The Rapid City Journal
Rapid City, South Dakota
Feb 12, 2006
Article: "JAIL backer may get subpoena"
J.A.I.L.'s Responses:
* * * S.D. Legislators Created Carnival Atmosphere Over J.A.I.L. * * *
** "Delicious Justice Served On a Silver Platter" **


The Rapid City Journal
Rapid City, South Dakota
Feb 8, 2006
Article: "Commissioners reconsider revising petitions policy"
South Dakota J.A.I.L.'s Response: Changing The Rules of the Game

Aberdeen American News
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Jan 20, 2006
Article: "Legislative leaders to oppose measure on judicial accountability"
J.A.I.L.'s Responses:
* * * Understanding The Term "Judge" * * *
*** Will J.A.I.L. Lead To Anarchy? ***
* * * Stegmeier's Speech Before The Senate Today * * *

The Rapid City Journal
Rapid City, South Dakota
Jan 24, 2006
Article: "Lawmakers Against J.A.I.L."
J.A.I.L.'s Responses:
* * * Understanding The Term "Judge" * * *
* * * Legislators v. The People * * *
* * * Stegmeier's Speech Before The Senate Today * * *

The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio
Dec 27, 2005
Editorial: "Get out of JAIL"
J.A.I.L.'s Responses:
** Some Real Investigative Reporting Is Due Here **
*** J.A.I.L. - "The Frontier of Idiocy" ***
* * J.A.I.L. Would Spoil a Great System, and Make it Ripe for Abuse * *
** Ohioan Informs Columbus Dispatch How Misinformed They Are **

Rapid City Journal

CNN Live Today
Aired Nov 17, 2005

ADR Institute
Dec 6, 2005
Ballot Initiative Seeks to Strip Away Judicial Immunity, and Maybe Arbitral Immunity
J.A.I.L.'s Response: *** J.A.I.L.'s Effect On Judicial Immunity ***

The Wichita Eagle

Madison Daily Leader

Gazette-Times
Corvallis, Oregon

The New York Times
November 14, 2005
Judges in S.D. May Lose Lawsuit Immunity
J.A.I.L.'s Response: ** Judges, Lawyers, Law Professors All Members of the Same Fraternity **

Robert Riter, President of the State Bar of South Dakota

Al Franken Show of Air America, KTLK
with Tom Barnett, Executive Director of the South Dakota Bar Association
11:50 AM Nov 7
J.A.I.L.'s Response:
Two Basic Myths Being Spread About J.A.I.L.
Response in the Rapid City Journal
Letter to Mr. Dubow, CEO, Gannett Publishing Oct 20, 2005

Accountability initiative attacks Legislature, citizens
By Tom Barnett, secretary-treasurer and executive director of the State Bar of South Dakota.
Oct 16, 2005, "The Argus Leader"
J.A.I.L.'s Response: More Nonsense From The Argus Leader - Namely, J.A.I.L. Attacks Citizens

J.A.I.L. is Unnecessary
By Tom Barnett, secretary-treasurer and executive director of the State Bar of South Dakota.
Oct 8, 2005, "The Rapid City Journal"
J.A.I.L.'s Response: Consider The Source

Putting Judges on Trial for Rulings Isn't Justice
Oct 2, 2005, Sioux Falls "Argus Leader"
J.A.I.L.'s Response: Anonymous Propaganda From The Argus Leader

Don't like how the court ruled? Sue the judge, group says
By David Kranz
Sioux Falls "Argus Leader", Aug 28, 2005
J.A.I.L.'s Response: Read and Understand the Amendment Before Reporting Irresponsibly On It