March 28, 2011

Van Hollen voids all pre-1901 law in Wisconsin

And quite possibly even the State constitution itself

That's the effect of Wisconsin AG J.B. Van Hollen's latest decree, which claims the Legislative Reference Bureau's "publication" is what puts laws into effect for the purposes of the State constitution.

Unfortunately for JBVH there was no such thing as the Legislative Reference Bureau before 1901 and therefore, by Van Hollen's own reasoning, all laws enacted prior to the LRB's creation are nullities.

This situation is rapidly becoming not particularly amusing at all, when even the attorney general of Wisconsin is acting lawlessly.

One thing's for sure, this here blog's done defending J.B. Van Hollen.

As for Scott Walker's enforcement man Mike Huebsch, Huebsch's pronouncement that the Secretary of State has no authority to rescind a date of publication is irrelevant, as Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi's temporary restraining order enjoins the Secretary of State's prior directive. It doesn't matter whether it was rescinded or not, and thus the question of whether the Secretary of State has the authority to do so never even enters into the equation.

This administration's disrespect for the rule of law is appalling.

And this is all on Walker and his henchpeople in the legislature.


Display Name said...

If I said something crazy like "This is the work of the Freemasons" it all might make more sense.

Anonymous said...

I thought Consigliere were supposed to protect their dons interests not simply act as lieutenants giving orders.

gnarlytrombone said...

it all might make more sense

Mandrake, do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war?

Vicky Jones said...

Is this not a basis for impeachment?

Free Lunch said...

Yeah, Van Hollen has gone in my estimation from a too conservative, but reasonably competent lawyer, to a fool who is willing to undermine the law for a stubborn, dishonest college drop-out.

Burls said...

This saga becomes more unbelievable and more hilarious day by day. \love your blog, IT.

illusory tenant said...

Thanks. It certainly does.