Publish or Perish: The Budget Bill is Not Law

Publish or Perish: The Budget Bill is Not Law

“The legislature is free to pass a law changing the method of publication, but it has not done so.  At the moment, the law provides for one method of satisfying the constitutional requirement of publication: designation of a date by the Secretary of State and public...
The Constitutional Right of Recall

The Constitutional Right of Recall

“The recall provisions in the Wisconsin Constitution are a right possessed by the people of Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin Constitution intentionally places this right in the hands of the public, and it is intentionally left unbounded.  To interpret this right to be...
What Are the Core Constitutional Values Behind the Tea Party Movement?

What Are the Core Constitutional Values Behind the Tea Party Movement?

“Much of the rhetoric of the Tea party Movement has not been about states’ rights and federalism, however. Instead, there has been an emphasis on “delegated powers” and “limited federal authority.” This reaction to the health care reform legislation seems to reach...
Publish or Perish: The Budget Bill is Not Law

Evolution and the Constitution

“The structural changes intended by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment should not be evaded through artful grammatical parsing (as practiced, to its discredit, by the United States Supreme Court in a series of nineteenth century precedents).  In...
Publish or Perish: The Budget Bill is Not Law

The Original Intent of the Recall Power

“For present purposes, I take no position on whether a recall of Governor Walker based upon his actions since taking office is a good idea. However, Governor Walker’s supporters contend that the original “design” of the recall provisions is limited to circumstances...