Wisconsin GOP lawmakers signed a pledge to secrecy over redistricting: "The conduct is repugnant to every principle of good government.”
“This is one more example of a disturbing pattern of conspiratorial actions on the part of the Walker administration.”
Peter Earle, Voces de la Frontera’s lead attorney stated, “It’s now clear why Scott and Jeff Fitzgerald tried so hard to keep these documents hidden under their bogus claim of ‘attorney-client privilege.’ We now have documents that prove that the Republican leadership of the legislature was paying hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to private attorneys with the express purpose of hiding the legislative redistricting process from the public and from those legislators who had not signed secrecy agreements. This amounts to a conspiracy to violate the prohibition of legislative secrecy contained in Article IV, § 10 of the Wisconsin constitution. The conduct is repugnant to every principle of good government.” - Voces de la Frontera
All the agreements were also signed by Eric McLeod of Michael Best & Friedrich, one of several attorneys who advised lawmakers on the maps. Legislative leaders have committed $400,000 in taxpayer money to pay Michael Best and the Troupis Law Office for their work on the maps….
Eric McLeod pictured below:
The case goes before the three-judge panel Feb. 21 to hear the group’s arguments that the maps violate the U.S. Constitution and federal Voting Rights Act because of the way they treat minority communities and move voters from one district to another.-MJS
Susan G. Komen Foundation Adopts New Cancer Screening Policy for Worthwhile Lives
"By eliminating further treatment for those individuals whose survival importance we deem ‘stage 0,’ our overall survival percentage rates are going to be WAY better," Gladson concluded.
The new screening methods allow care providers to determine which individuals seeking care are deserving of actual treatment based on a series of simple preliminary questions about the patient. Some of these include: “Is the patient Latina, Non-Gentrified Black, or another non-specific Poor?”; “Has the patient ever shopped at a Wal-mart? If the patient refuses to answer, use the ‘smell test’ guidelines included at the back of this pamphlet”; “Does the patient’s insurance information, or lack thereof, lead you to believe that society as a whole might be better off if this patient died from untreated, but not-provably-breast-cancer-related, illnesses?”
If Scott Walker’s former aide* Tim Russell created a private network using a 3G wireless router to hide communications within Walker’s County Executive office, as was recently alleged, did he compromise the security of all data in the office?
The criminal complaint against former Walker aide Kelly Rindfleisch** says the secret e-mail system was used for both “official and unofficial business”.
I began to think about this as I read about how easy it is to hack a 3G network. - source
And I’m wondering if compromising the security of the Milwaukee County IT system should bring on additional charges.