- Amendment E has Lawyers Uneasy
Read Bill Stegmeier’s response to the September 3rd Argus Leader Reader’s Forum article.
- Judges Could Be Fired For Bench Decisions
Read World Net Daily Article
Who’s Financing the Debate on Amendment E?
The mid-year campaign finance reports concerning Amendment E are now posted on the South Dakota Secretary of State’s web site. The reports offer a revealing look at the people both for and against Amendment E.
SDJA’s Top-10 Donors (PDF Document)
Stegmeier, Tea, SD: $ 54,297.00
(plus loans totaling $110,000.00)
- Loren Parks, Aloha, OR: $6,000.00
- Henry Morgan, Clearwater, FL: $1,000.00
- Renee Haley, Garden Ridge, TX: $300.00
- Fred Smart, Evanston, IL: $300.00
- Henry Nicholle, San Buenaventura, CA: $260.00
- Dale Stremcha, Las Vegas, NV: $250.00
- Stub and Colleen Harvey, Mitchell SD: $200.00
- Ken Knudson, N. Bangor, NY: $200.00
- Jim Paulson, Minneapolis, MN: $200.00
Individuals and from all over the country! What could be their motivation for contributing in hopes of passing Amendment E?
I think we can eliminate the possibility that any of the above mentioned contributors represent a special interest that would stand to gain financially from the passage of Amendment E.
My best speculation is that they simply want to end judicial corruption and misconduct! I think the notion of holding a judge accountable when he violates a person’s rights just has a certain appeal to these individuals as well as all pro-Amendment E contributors.
NO on E’s Top-10 Donors (PDF Document)
- National Assn. of Mutual Insurance Companies, Indianapolis, IN: $50,000.00
- Citibank, Sioux Falls, SD: $50,000.00
- Exxon Mobil, Irving, TX: $25,000.00
- Wells Fargo Bank, Sioux Falls, SD: $25,000.00
- First Premier Bank, Sioux Falls, SD: $25,000.00
- Dacotah Bank, Aberdeen, SD: $20,250.00
- First National Bank, Sioux Falls, SD: $20,000.00
- CorTrust Bank, Mitchell, SD: $20,000.00
- BankWest, Pierre, SD: $20,000.00
- Woods, Fuller, Schultz (Law Firm), Sioux Falls, SD: $15,000.00
Wow! What is it that the following trade groups have to fear with the passage of Amendment E? Contact us with your answer.