C. Lowrey Process Service might want hire their own gun toting militia soon.
On the heels of the United Sportsmen scandal, where Scott Walker and former Rep. Scott Suder rewarded donors with a $500,000 taxpayer payoff to push hunting and fishing (wink, wink), long time Republican lawmaker State Senator Leah Vukmir can't be bother with...the law.
Heck, even the state attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen, advised that she avoid being served. We're still waiting to hear why he thought that was a good idea. Could it have something to do with the all knowing and all powerful ALEC?
What we're now seeing is a majority Republican Party enjoying the marbled opulence of their Capitol fortress. Whether it's busting a few Solidarity Singers heads, deciding who can or cannot protest the authority, or verbally and physically assaulting process servers, it should be obvious at this point something is terribly wrong.
WSJ: A process server hired to notify state Sen. Leah Vukmir of a lawsuit says a Vukmir aide assailed him with abusive language, chased him and pushed him to the ground outside the Capitol, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The aide, (38 year old) Jason Rostan, told the State Journal that he didn't push the process server but acknowledged following him and trying to force him to take the court papers back … said the man tripped and fell while refusing to accept the paperwork.
Love that old chestnut, "the man tripped and fell."
The process server’s account of what happened on Sept. 3 is contained in a sworn statement attached to a lawsuit filed in Dane County Circuit Court. The suit seeks to force Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, to hand over documents from a May conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
The lengths Republicans will go to protect ALEC:
Rostan “started to call me a low-life jerk and (expletives)” in Vukmir’s Capitol office, Bruce Lowrey, co-owner of C. Lowrey Process Service, said in the affidavit. “When I got outside Jason was running after me and he pushed me and knocked me down and threw the paperwork at me and continued to call me all kinds of (vulgar) names.”
Lowrey said he and an employee had tried twice previously to serve Vukmir. Lowrey’s wife and business partner, Chris Lowrey, said the next day she went to Vukmir’s office to complain. “One of the guys got rude and snotty and I told him to stop right there,” she told the State Journal. “I told them, ‘You guys are the ones who make the law, and you have to follow it. Be professional.’ ”
In her affidavit she describes Rostan holding his hands behind him while she reached around and touched the papers to his hands — to make the service legal — before leaving the papers on a desk.“That office hopefully learned a lesson,” Chris Lowrey said. “I’m a Republican, and I was disgusted with their behavior.”
No Response until a carefully coordinated strategy is reached to game the media:
Vukmir staff members had been told by the state Department of Justice not to accept service in the case, Rostan said. Department of Justice officials couldn't be reached Wednesday night. Vukmir didn't return phone calls or emails seeking her comment.NOTE: I had to search the Wisconsin State Journal site to find this story. I wonder why?