Russell Pearce's Challenge to Recall Shot Down by Arizona Supreme Court

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Pearce loses yet again...

I'm on deadline for my column this week, but I wanted to share this news, fresh from the Arizona Supreme Court.

The Supremes just issued the following order, affirming Superior Court Judge Hugh Hegyi's decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the petitions that have forced a recall of state Senate President Russell Pearce:

"The Court has reviewed all the briefs filed in this matter and considered the case at conference. Based on the arguments of the parties and, because of the need for a prompt ruling affecting an upcoming election,

"IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the trial court's judgment, as embodied in its signed minute entry order dated August 12, 2011, is affirmed. The Court's opinion will follow in due course."

So the recall election will occur as planned. Tom Ryan, attorney for the recall committee Citizens for a Better Arizona, issued a one quote statement in response.

"Judge Hegyi is brilliant!"

Although I never doubted the outcome, I concur.

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YodaMan
YodaMan

Russell Pearce has found himself in a situation that he can't Sue, Jew (apologies to those of Hebrew decent), Chew or Screw his way out of.  Pity the fool, simply put the man is a tool.

Jessica
Jessica

I think the City of Wide Streets and Narrow Minds.

Coz
Coz

Another nail in the coffin of Mr. Nazi Pearce.

Lala
Lala

From Russell Pearce's last newsletter:

"A group of left-wing community organizers are abusing Arizona’s election process and are trying to have me recalled because of my tough legislation against illegal immigration."

Uh, not so much, Mr. Pearce, according to the "rule of law." LOL, LOL.

Tina
Tina

Hmmm, I got an earlier newsletter from him, paid for by "Patriots for Pearce" which was bad enough in blaming others for his recall.  The one you got look to be more acidic. By the time the election rolls around, the name-calling will have probably reached epic proportions.  

Chem Trail Karen
Chem Trail Karen

Liberal activist judges side with the lawbreakers again. You race traitors wont be happy until Mesa is renamed Mexico and illegal day laborers are building mosques on Stapley and University. 

It wont matter because here is CTK's prediction for Nov 2nt

PEARCE WINS WITH 70%!!!!

Cortez get 20%

Lewis gets smacked with another padlock while jogging and gets 10%. 

The queers and race traitors can leave my town now.I dare you motherfuckers to knock on CTK's door. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Give me your address and I'll be right over(of course you won't because like all Az cons you're a COWARD)

Just another example why we should let the illegals stay and deport the republicons, the illegals are a better class of people.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

CTK, why dont you tells us where your door is, I will gladly go on knock on it, as Im sure a few others will do too.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Crack is bad for you, it makes you stupid and act like a crack whore.

Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

Considering the election is November 8th and not the (2nt....what the ???)  I think we are in good hands Chem Trail Karen.  Hey, I have openings in my English as a second language class if you need help improving your English skills. 

Vic
Vic

Hmm,I bet you not only call yourself a real American but a Christian as well.  You not only hate those of a different color but gays as well.  Any other groupthat you want to add to your hate list, sick puppy?

Guest23
Guest23

Liberal acivist judges? I find that a bit hard to believe considering how conservative this state is. Does anyone here know of any stats regarding the political persuasions of sitting judges in arizona?

Other than that... you have a rather appropriate moniker... Chem Trail Karen... I suppose it comes from the chemical meth vapor trail that follows you after your brain farts out another stream of verbal diarhea.

Though I would caution anyone from knocking on a crazy meth heads door, I have no fear of such things, so please give us your address so at least I can take you up on your dare and snap a pic of you and post a link here so people can see what a crazy, delusional, paranoid racist homophobic meth head looks like.

Why are there so many goons and loons in arizona... it has to be more than just the heat.

Tina
Tina

CTK has been around for at least a year now.  Consistent in making asinine comments of this nature, probably is a meth head, definitely has an altered state of mind.  Best to ignore.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I've been told by an 'insider' that the character of CTK is actually a member of the MCSO media staff. No reason to not believe that information.

YodaMan
YodaMan

This place certainly attracts political extremist and other assorted loons like feces attracts flies.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Yoda, the CTK character has been around for many years. The author comes on from time  to time and spews stinky blather... and then disappears into the murky waters of the Wells Fargo tower...

Best to simply ignore them.

ChrisInDenver
ChrisInDenver

LOL! OK, CTK. Your dare/threat leaves us quaking in our boots. 

You silly coward. Who are you? The fat Nazi's wife?

Anon
Anon

Stephen, Great news. Great reporting!

Stacy
Stacy

Let's Roll !!

Jason
Jason

YES!!!!

I KNEW the Supreme Court wouldn't fail us!!! They actually have brains in their heads.

So long, former Senate President Pearce!!! Don't let the door hit ya on the ass on the way out!!!

Shots for everyone!!!!

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Where do I apply to be the one closing the door behind him?  That would be my dream job, if only for a day, and I promise to not slam the door on him too hard, promise.

Jason
Jason

You got the job making sure the door hits Pearce's fat, corrupt, sorry ass on the way out. Just make sure you have a Sam Adams in hand when you do, OK?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

We may have to draw cards for this one, amigo...

Jason
Jason

You're in too, Tommy.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

 LOL, well Tommy to tell you the truth I did expect some competition for this lucrative job.

Rob
Rob

Won't there be another delay due to Franklin B Ross and Lisa Hauser filing a motion to get Ms Cortes petitions declared invalid?

Now that this is over and Franklin is done signing and gathering signatures for Ms Cortes he should have some free time.

Tina
Tina

Obviously aware of the Pearce/Cortes collusion, the Republic reporter asked Hauser if they would be challenging petition signatures.  Reply?  "Hauser said she doesn't know yet if she would challenge the signatures of either candidate."

Can't imagine why they're not motivated to challenge the Cortes signatures.  

Guest23
Guest23

Hmmm... why would they do that when in all probability they were behind inserting cortes into the race to leech votes from Lewis?

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

To possibly try to miss the November special election dateline, but that is just what we need to slam the fuckers behind bars because that will expose that they themselves comited a crime by trying to push a sham candidate, but being as stupid as this criminals are it wouldnt surprise me that they would try that too.

YodaMan
YodaMan

Preplanned delay tactic perhaps, to run out the clock?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

And now, the Pearce dirty tricks get kicked into high gear.

It's all that his goons have left to save the Garden Gnome.

maybe368
maybe368

I find that sometimes, in this seemingly irreparably divided political climate that we live in, that it is easy to despair and believe that nothing good will happen. But, over and over, in the end, the people surprise me by doing the right thing. As this recall progresses, I cannot help but think that the people in Pearce's district will see through his shenanigans and vote him out. That would be sweet!

Vic
Vic

There are still many low info voters in our district.  Many more have no idea thatMs Cortes is not what she appears to be.  Pearce can only win this by deceptionand we need to get the word out about Cortes/Pearce.   I am hoping that Mr Lewisis very very visable in our district and we need to counter Cortes signs with something that catches the eye, like "Is this woman a real candidate?" orsomething of that nature.  We only have one shot at this.

YodaBama
YodaBama

Vic, word of mouth works wonders as well. 

Personally I was thinking about donning a bedsheet with eyeslits, on a pointy cap.  I would be sporting a sign saying "A VOTE FOR PEARCE KKKAN'T BE WRONG?" (the reverse marketing technique). As you reach for the "A-hole" button next to "flag" I admit up front that it would be wrong on so many levels, not to mention the chances of getting shot or arrested are pretty high (do Mesa cops have a sense of humor?). 

Here's an idea and a different approach...

"WHERE IN MESA, AZ IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO AKA OLIVIA CORTES?"   Olivia, today is the day, it's time to come out and play!

maybe368
maybe368

Maybe signs that say "A vote for Cortez is a vote for Pearce" and then a quick explanation...

Reggie VV
Reggie VV

Ironic considering Pearce is always the one ranting about following the rule of law, that he doesn't, his fellow miscreant Arpaio doesn't, and certainly, Andy Thomas never worried about it.  They are all in the same septic tank.

Tina
Tina

I was down at the Supreme Court with a few others right after the court's ruling came down, and I wish everyone could have heard articulate Chad Snow's extemporaneous comments to the press, giving examples, of how Russell Pearce consistently doesn't abide by the rule of law.  

YodaMan
YodaMan

Chad Snow is always articulate!  Thank You again, Chad Snow, for your help in the recall movement.

ChrisInDenver
ChrisInDenver

That's ironic, considering Pearce and Nickle Bag have run roughshod all over the federal and state constitutions for years.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Reggie VV, u forgot Scott Bundgaard. peace

YodaMan
YodaMan

One incident of domestic abuse or whatever does not stack up to years of abusing the system. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

But in Arizona,

IT'S A GOOD START.

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