Unbelievable Conflict of Interest in Wisconsin

24 Mar

There is a clear conflict of interest involving a liberal judge in Wisconsin, named Maryann Sumi, who recently blocked implementation of the collective bargaining-related law passed by the Wisconsin legislature and signed by Governor Scott Walker.

Newsbusters has the story:

FreedomEden’s Mary writes: “Jake Sinderbrand, son of Judge Maryann Sumi, poses a bit of a problem for his mother.” Sumi is the county judge who on Friday temporarily blocked implementation of the collective bargaining-related law passed by the Wisconsin legislature and signed by Governor Scott Walker….

…You see, Jake Sinderbrand is “a former field manager with the AFL-CIO and data manager for the SEIU State Council.” Both organizations have members who are employed in Wisconsin’s public sector.

That’s already a pretty clear conflict of interest, one would think. My tidbit may add more fuel to the fire.

Maryann Sumi’s husband/partner, as evidenced here and elsewhere, is Carl Sinderbrand (who, as a side note, is also Chairman of the environmental advocacy group Clean Wisconsin).

Visiting web directories (I’m not providing a link lest one accuse me of violating privacy, even thoug Wisconsin lefties do not have a track record of similar respect), one finds that one of Carl Sinderbrand’s three listed physical addresses is the same as Jake Sinderbrand’s; the other two appear to be office building suites. I could not find a web directory physical address for Maryann Sumi, but if she lives in the same home as Carl, it would appear that she also lives in the same home as Jake. This would compound the level of conflicted interests.

As Doug Ross wrote: “Long story short: Judge Sumi has a dog in the hunt.”

I guess it would be too much to ask the Democrat media to mention this in their coverage.  That would resemble actual journalism, which they do not promote.

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