South Dakota Amendment
Goes Down In
As you know, J.A.I.L. has been exposing the attempts by
the SD. Legislature to amend their Constitution to take away the people's right
to vote for judges. It was promoted with the idea that such measure would
result in better judges. However, can any thinking person seriously believe
that the government can better be a check upon the judiciary than can
the people? This, of course is the object of J.A.I.L., to wit, placing our
nation's judges under the scrutiny of a Special Grand Jury created for that
Below is the posting on the South Dakota State Website
on election results.
J.A.I.L's goal is now to make a nationwide example of
South Dakota as we rally our forces to take up the task of setting a
precedent on just what J.A.I.L. will accomplish for America.
Subject: Amendment A down in flames
Amendment A, which would have ended direct
elections of judges in South Dakota, was defeated at the ballot box by a
margin of 62% to 38%.
State Wide Election Results
Last Updated Wednesday November 03 2004
11/03/04 CENTRAL ELECTION REPORTING SYSTEM
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT A
AMEND A (NO) NO 227487 62%
AMEND A (YES) YES 138346 38%
Here are the accolades:
Bill Stegmeier, the JAILer-In-Chief for South Dakota writes:
Do ya suppose we sent a message to these
judges that we the people have had enough
of their antics? The message is....
we want MORE judicial accountability, not less.
Way to go....
J.A.I.L. in 2006!
Attorney Gary Zerman, Lt. Commander-In-Chief writes:
Let me extend
congratulations to all those who worked to defeat Amendment A! Particular
kudos to Bill, Sam and Ron & Barb. Good work you guys.
Thanks to all. Your efforts were the difference.GZerman@hotmail.com
But this is just
one battle in a larger struggle. Elena Sassower is still in jail; she has
served 128/180 days; 3 attempts @ a writ of habeas corpus have come up empty,
summarily denied w/o comment. Judicial tyranny and unaccountability still
largely run amok. We've just begun to fight!