Quotes for This Week

Sept 18, 2020,  Cynthia Diane Stephens , Judge of the Michigan Court of Claims, while deciding a case about the correct deadline for counting mail in ballots for the November 3 2020 federal and local elections, stated in part in her decision:

“Where the current state of affairs has riddled that option with uncertainty after uncertainty, the Court concludes that the 8:00 p.m. ballot receipt deadline unnecessarily curtails the self-executing right to vote by absent voter ballot and to return that ballot by mail”

Sept 16, 2020, The Big Ten Conference , the oldest Division 1 collegiate athletic conference in the United States, in a released statement concerning its decision to reverse it prior division to cancel this years football schedule and other sports, said in part:

“Everyone associated with the Big Ten should be very proud of the groundbreaking steps that are now being taken to better protect the health and safety of the student-athletes and surrounding communities,” said Dr. Jim Borchers, Head Team Physician, The Ohio State University and co-chair of the Return to Competition Task Force medical subcommittee…the data we are going to collect from testing and the cardiac registry will provide major contributions for all 14 Big Ten institutions as they study COVID-19 and attempt to mitigate the spread of the disease among wider communities”

Sept 15, 2020,  Ed Oregon, head football at LSU, which won last season’s national championship game, while discussing his players Covid-19 status at a new conference, stated:

“I think most of uh … not all of our players but most of our players have caught it, so I think that hopefully they don’t catch it again and hopefully they’re not out for games” 

Sept 15, 2020. Anthony Brown. U.S. Congressman (D) for the State of Maryland, in an interview, while discussing the stalemate in Congress over another stimulus package, stated:  

“It’s not acceptable to my constituents for me to say, ‘We’re not doing something because four months ago, we did the HEROES Act…So I’m hearing a lot from my constituents: Relief, relief, relief. It’s four months later, and they don’t even know what’s in the HEROES Act…It’s almost insulting to them to say, ‘In the HEROES Act, we’ve got one trillion for state and local, $75 billion for families,’ but where is that money?…They don’t want to hear the obstacle is solely sitting in the Senate.”