MADISON — A three-judge panel says a group of Democratic voters challenging Republican-drawn legislative districts can depose Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.
The voters filed a federal lawsuit in 2015 alleging the boundaries amount to an unconstitutional gerrymander. The Democrats want to question Vos about how Republicans drew the boundaries and how Republicans expected the lines to affect Democrats.
Vos has argued that he can’t be deposed due to legislative privilege, which protects lawmakers from being sued.
And to no one person’s surprise – Vos claims limited liability and qualified immunity for his potential criminal actions! Because he is a State Actor!
And as we all know too well in SE WI – The Written Rule of Law is long dead and the Elite may do as they please!
Divorce, Adultery, Lying, Cheating and Stealing!………..
These are the things which bring a Nation Down.
MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Speaker “Boss” Robin Vos has shown he doesn’t like leaks in either his professional or private life, based on recent media reports and public records. As reported by the media, Vos imposed a gag order in his separation and divorce agreements with his second wife. Vos’ record also reveals that as a legislator he has sought to make it harder for the public to find out what he and the Republican controlled legislature are up to.
“Robin Vos is literally the Secrecy Speaker,” said One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “In public policy and in his personal life Robin Vos has sought to shut out the public and shut up those who might damage his quest for political power.”
As reported by the Associated Press:
“Vos’s first two marriages ended in divorce. Under the terms of his second divorce, which was finalized in 2017, his ex-wife Samantha was barred from speaking with anyone about their marriage or the grounds for the divorce. The separation agreement, made in 2012 as Vos was preparing to run for speaker, prohibited her from changing her marital status on Facebook until after the election.”
Records have also revealed that Vos’ predilection for privacy extends to his conduct of the public’s business in the state legislature.
Republicans engaged in unprecedented secrecy surrounding their 2011 rigging of the state legislative district lines as part of the redistricting process. Vos, then co-chair of the powerful budget writing Joint Committee on Finance, appeared to have been helping to coordinate legislators signing secrecy agreements regarding the legislative map rigging and advising them on what to say if questioned about it.
Ross concluded, “The clear message from Boss Robin Vos is that he thinks his and the legislature’s business is none of the public’s business.”
Why bother to tell the Truth – when the Voters will accept lies and Legislators claim limited liability and qualified immunity while committing personal and public Sins too numerous to count.