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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Don't Cut Your Hair

Remember back a few posts ago "Heartless" in which I described the utterly unfathomable amount of time Judge Kantor is taking to render his decision in the White case? Remember how screwy Judge Kantor's behavior was in scheduling hearings and then canceling them. Well, Judge Kantor is at it again. Several sources (AFSCME, Greg Hartman) report that after nearly 6 months of silence after canceling oral arguments in the White case, Judge Kantor has now inexplicably decided that they wouldn't be such a bad idea after all. So, now they've been scheduled for June 2009. I get the distinct feeling that Judge Kantor really, really, really, really (seriously) doesn't want to make a ruling in this case. Maybe he figures if he drags it on long enough that all the retirees will be dead and the question will become moot. I have no idea what his problem is, but concern for the speedy resolution of disputes doesn't seem one of them. Perhaps he's off his meds as well and is confused about all those things he understood so well that he decided he could rule from the bench without the need for those pesky oral arguments. Who knows, but I'm pretty disgusted with the whole thing. How about you?


5 comments:

TruthSeeker said...

Once again..."Justice delayed is justice denied".

Pooh said...

Justice delayed? Ha, we're not talking justice, we're talking politics of power, primarily for the wealthy to maintain their wealth.

GU said...

Is it possible to appeal the incompetence/lack of timely action of Kantor to someone?

TruthSeeker said...

I could not agree with you more, Pooh.Welfare for the rich, free enterprise for the poor.

mrfearless47 said...

The challenge in all this is that Kantor is the only Judge who has tried to fathom the PERS mess. I'd favor a change of judges at this point, but I doubt that would accomplish much. I suppose one could seek a ruling of judicial incompetence, but I'm not sure what grounds it would be based on. I wish Circuit Court judges were bound by the same rules the Supreme Court is bound by - i.e. once the case is heard, they have until the end of the current term to issue a ruling. Alas, that is not the case with Kantor, and I'm afraid that if the Coalition pressed Kantor on his foot-dragging, they'd only end up hurting themselves. He's worked us into a quite a corner.