Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Appeal filed against Piontek's decision on RUSD referendum recount

From The Journal Times.com:

Christina Lieffring

RACINE — The parties who petitioned for the Racine Unified School District referendum recount and the appeal of the recount ruling have filed with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, hoping to overturn a local judge’s decision on the matter.

On July 10, Racine County Circuit Court Judge Michael Piontek upheld the recount and the Board of Canvassers’ final tally, which reported 16,715 votes in favor of the April referendum and 16,710 votes in opposition.

“The Court finds that a full, fair transparent and accurate recount occurred,” Piontek’s decision stated.

When the decision was released, one of the plaintiffs in the case, Dennis Montey, said he planned to appeal Piontek’s decision.

“Not only should Piontek have recused himself in this matter, due to his previously serving on the School Board as well as an official position at Horlick High School, but he also refused to consider solid evidence, as corroborated by videos supplied by RUSD,” Montey stated in an email. “He has failed to serve justice in the case and showed obvious bias from the beginning. You can expect an appeal to be made in hopes this appeal will fall into the hands of a more thorough and fair judge.”

Piontek volunteered with parent organizations at Horlick in the past.

The appeal was filed on Friday by attorneys Vincent Bobot and Michael Maistelman on behalf of Montey, James Sewell and George Meyers.

As stated in Wisconsin Statute 809.19, the appellant has 40 days to file a brief outlining the argument and what outcome they are hoping for with the appeal. After both sides have had the opportunity to submit briefs, the court can decide to either take up the case or dismiss it, upholding the circuit court’s decision.

Read more: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/appeal-filed-against-pionteks-decision-on-rusd-referendum-recount/article_02ce0069-afde-5d97-bc75-c556b83e7cb5.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

Like most of the judges in Racine, Piontek is a pig.  Oink, oink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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