Friday, January 30, 2009

CRW In Court Today - Wha?

The strangest thing. It appears the CRW is still fighting about the gender nondiscrimination law that went into effect last year. They sent out a newsletter this morning that said:
Right before Christmas, the Maryland Court of Appeals released it's written opinion (they had simply issued a three sentence judgement earlier).

They found in favor of Equality Maryland on not only counting the inactive voters, but also ruled that an additional 10,000 signatures should be thrown out. If you couldn't remember exactly how you signed your voters registration card, you weren't alone. Based solely on Equality Maryland's claims of which signatures were invalid, the Court of Appeals discarded almost half of them.

Again, the intial target number of signatures was 25,001. The board of elections certified 26,892. The new target number handed down by the MD Court of Appeals three sentence ruling one day before the ballots were printed was 27,615.

You can read the ruling here :

Yes, that's right -- they linked to our web site!

Well, we are happy to provide that service to the community.

The newsletter continues:
Court date today.
Today, Friday, January 30th, at 9:00 court starts. The trial will be held at the Rockville County Courthouse in Judge Rubins chambers.

Circuit Court for Montgomery County
50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

We believe it will be on the seventh floor. Please feel free to come join us if you get this note in time.

To tell you the truth, I don't know what "court date" this is. They aren't going to the circuit court to challenge the appeals court ruling, are they?

A while back, a little birdy told us that both John Garza and the Alliance Defense Fund were abandoning the CRW, and that a guy named Daniel Cox had taken over the case. But again, I don't know what "case" they expect to make. They certainly can't get their refenedum back, there are no grounds for overturning the new law.

There is one extra little piece to today's newsletter:
Website Change

The website and all emails have changed to We have had some difficulty with the site, and it is no longer active. Please use in the future.

The site and emails were just restored today, otherwise we would have gotten notice on the trial date out to you sooner.

Oh, and this...
Please, please contribute

Our legal bills are mounting. If you can help us with a donation, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please Contribute.

There is no hint here about what this tiny band of radicals is trying to accomplish. They apparently have filed some sort of lawsuit, they have let their web site go to hell, they need money, their lawyers have wandered away.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea- not anon
I hear my dear friend, Chip Saltsman, dropped out of the running for RNC chair. I don't know why-maybe his taste in music?

January 30, 2009 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This time I'm on Barry O's side. He's smart to make a statement about it too:

"President Barack Obama issued a withering critique Thursday of Wall Street corporate behavior, calling it "the height of irresponsibility" for employees to be paid more than $18 billion in bonuses last year while their crumbling financial sector received a bailout from taxpayers."

January 30, 2009 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to stick to the topic of the blog, please??

January 30, 2009 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talk to Andrea

January 30, 2009 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Rubins sent 'em packing.

Bubbye CRWackos!

January 30, 2009 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea- not anon
Were the 4 comments after mine Anon talking to himself? I consider my comment on topic- I think Chip would have been a notmyshower kind of guy.

Anyone sending money to their defense fund?

January 30, 2009 4:00 PM  

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