Judge Robert Wiggins dealt a major setback to New York Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg in the lawsuit brought by Liberty Counsel against the same-sex marriage law in New York, because of the flagrant violations of the New York state constitutional and legal procedures. The state asked the court to dismiss the case, but yesterday afternoon, Judge Wiggins sided with Liberty Counsel, ruling that the case may proceed to trial.
New York law requires that a bill be printed and in its final form on the desks of the legislators three days prior to a vote, unless an emergency exists. Gov. Cuomo ignored the provision and declared an emergency, stating that waiting three days would deprive same-sex couples of marriage.
Judge Wiggins wrote: "Logically and clearly this cite by the Governor is disingenuous. The review of such concept altering legislation for three days after generations of existing definitions would not so damage same-sex couples as to necessitate an avoidance of rules meant to ensure full review and discussion prior to any vote." The judge then wrote that "although the disregard for the statute seems evident, the Court feels constrained to not rule on the Governor's certification of necessity."
Judge Wiggins wrote that "clear arm-twisting by the Executive on the Legislative permeates this entire process." The Court noted that New York law requires every meeting of a public body to "be open to the general public," with few exceptions, none of which apply here. Liberty Counsel will now pursue discovery on the Open Meetings violations, including the depositions of Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the President of the Senate;
This is a victory for the people of New York and a setback to the political arm-twisters who tried to thwart the open meetings process. When government operates in secret and freezes out the very people it is supposed to represent, the entire system fails. The law should be set aside, and the process should begin again to allow the people a voice in the process.
IN OTHER NEWS: Herman Cain considers dropping his presidential bid
Herman Cain is reportedly considering ending his presidential bid after fielding another charge of sexual impropriety Monday. As has been the case with the past spate of sexual-harassment charges against the former Godfather's Pizza CEO, Cain has flatly denied the latest charge from Georgia businesswoman Ginger White that the two had carried on a 13-year extramarital affair.
Multiple news outlets report that Cain announced to staff during a conference call Tuesday morning that he is reassessing his presidential campaign, though he noted this is not the first time he has reassessed his 2012 plans.
"Now with this latest one we have to do an assessment as to whether or not this is going to create too much of a cloud in some peoples' minds as to whether or not they should support us going forward," Cain said, according to the Des Moines Register, in reference to White's claim.
Cain reconfirmed that he regarded White as a friend and did assist her financially, but denied her claims of an affair.
"If a decision is made, different than we should plow ahead, you all will be the first to know," Cain said.
He reportedly added that his campaign will arrive at a decision in the coming days.
We really feel sorry for Herman Cain. Obviously these women have been paid by liberals to tell these lies. Because the liberal democrats fear Herman Cain! They fear another black man going against Obama.
So they have resorted to this crap, and sadly it's not surprising. We have stated that we will support the GOP nominee no matter who it ends up being. We maintain our support for Herman Cain until he either wins the nomination or drops out of the race.
We still feel he is the best choice for the republican nomination.