Senator Limmer -MN Citizens Seek Judicial Reform & Accountability
"Demonstrating his commitment and loyalty to his Constituents and all Minnesota Citizens, Senator Warren Limmer (R) MN District 32, met this past Friday with 3 Minnesota Citizens representing a coalition of individuals and groups concerned with the need for reform and accountability of the Minnesota Judiciary. Some of these persons were involved in last years failed effort to get MN HR 1632 Judicial Reform and Accountability heard in the House sponsored by Representative Dan Severson (R) 14A. Senator Limmer listened to concerns voiced to him by Tim Kinley, Don Mashak and Greg Wersal (in no particular order).
Initially Senator Limmer expressed concern that this coalition was firmly entrenched on particular remedies and a courses of action. Having been erroneously been informed that a proverbial line had been drawn in the sand, Senator Limmer seemed to warm to the cause when we expressed a willingness to listen to advice and a desire to forge a working relationship.
The meeting became an exchange of ideas and concerns once Senator Limmer realized that we were a reasonable group of Minnesota Citizens, trying to work within the system to address our concerns. We discussed varous conflicts of interests, the lack of accountability and the dynamics of the current Minnesota Judicial infrastructure that lent themselves to the abuse of power and the use of political pressure to improperly influence the outcomes Judicial Proceedings.
We informed Senator Limmer that HR 1632 was heavily influenced by the Ad hoc Committee hearing held last year by Representative Severson. We informed Senator Limmer that the evidence gathered from those ad hoc Committee hearing demonstrated that the corruption of the Minnesota Judiciary had risen to an unacceptable level. But, instead of rehashing HR 1632, we made a few major suggestions to address some of these issues.... "
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