The Michigan Supreme Court is on the verge of making itself the laughingstock of the nation with a rule change that would empower the woke people who insist on being called their preferred pronouns.
According to The Daily Wire, the state's highest court sent out a notice revealing that it was considering a change to an existing rule that would make it so preferred pronouns would be required in speech and in writing.
"Parties and attorneys may … include any personal pronouns in the name section of the caption, and courts are required to use those personal pronouns when referring to or identifying the party or attorney, either verbally or in writing," the rule notice stated.
The possible rule change news quickly spread, and reportedly over a dozen attorneys and judges have expressed free speech concerns over such a change.
Michigan’s Supreme Court wants to force judges to use preferred pronouns for attorneys and litigants.
Can you imagine how confusing it will be?
The judge will say “They/Them is guilty” but it’s going to be only one person?
What about neopronouns?
“Frog is guilty”.
🤡 🤡 🤡
— Ada Lluch 🇪🇸 (@ada_lluch) March 11, 2023
William R. Bloomfield, general counsel for the Diocese of Lansing, issued an eight-page response to the possibility of the rule change, laying out a clear-cut case as to why it would be a violation of the First Amendment.
"In brief, requiring courts, i.e., judges, to use a person’s own designated personal pronouns is an unconstitutional violation of free speech and free exercise of religion," Bloomfield wrote.
He added, "And as vital as the interest in free speech is for ordinary citizens, or groups of citizens, it is perhaps even more important for judges to be free of any compulsory speech."
Timothy Denney, a religious liberty attorney, echoed the same First Amendment violation concerns.
"The Michigan Supreme Court’s proposed rule to force judges to use attorney’s preferred pronouns violates the First Amendment," Denney said. "The First Amendment prohibits government from compelling public officials to make statements contrary to their beliefs."
The Daily Wire noted:
The Michigan Supreme Court’s proposed rule to force judges to use attorney’s preferred pronouns violates the First Amendment,” Denney said. “The First Amendment prohibits government from compelling public officials to make statements contrary to their beliefs.”
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT…🤔
So, the Michigan State Supreme Court is considering FORCING judges to call a 6’6” 300 pound bearded lumberjack of a man, a woman? Is that what I’m hearing? My God…🤦♂️#SendTheFloods🇺🇸👈🌊
— Ray J Politics (@RayJPolitics1) March 11, 2023
The public has until May 9 to comment on the woke rule change before it's voted on and, given its Michigan, likely pass.
These are the smaller issues that fly under the radar many times before the public and lawmakers have time to mount any pressure. Perhaps this one will receive the attention it deserves.