October 28, 2011

Wisconsin strict constructionists in the news

Legislation proposed by Wisconsin State Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin, imposes the unprecedented requirement that petitions with recall signatures be officially notarized. — Capital Times
Hang on a minute:
[N]o law shall be enacted to hamper, restrict or impair the right of recall. — Wisconsin constitution, Article XIII, Section 12(7)
That should be a fun hearing on Monday. There isn't any reason for WISGOP Sen. Lazich's proposal other than to hamper, restrict or impair.

It's one thing to offer legislation on completion of a recall election, to remedy some flaw in or redress some abuse of the process, quite another to do it two weeks after the incumbent is put on notice and two weeks before the signature gathering — which is confined to a 60-day period — is set to begin. Lazich's initiative is pure mischief making.

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