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10 Mar 2011, 7:45 am by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) Questions have been raised whether the 2-hour notice given of the Wisconsin Senate committee meeting was adequate. [read post]
10 Mar 2011, 7:45 am by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) Questions have been raised whether the 2-hour notice given of the Wisconsin Senate committee meeting was adequate. [read post]
9 Mar 2011, 9:55 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) The 138-page substitute for Wisconsin Senate Bill 11 is only 6 pages shorter than the 144-page original Bill 11.The senators seem to have left in everything that was not clearly fiscal. [read post]
9 Mar 2011, 7:33 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) The Wisconsin Senate has passed a budget bill with the “non-fiscal” provisions stripped out, just as I proposed last week in a manuscript on SSRN, a post at Volokh (“Wisconsin Senate Does Not Need a 3/5ths Quorum to Pass Much of the Budget Bill”), and an op-ed at National Review Online. [read post]
5 Mar 2011, 1:46 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) Michael Stern has a thoughtful post at PointofOrder.com on the arrest clause of the Wisconsin and US constitutions.He argues (in part): As Akil Amar and Neal Katyal note in a 1995 law review article, modern cases have given the arrest clause such a narrow construction as to make it a “virtual nullity. [read post]
4 Mar 2011, 2:17 pm by annalthouse@gmail.com (Ann Althouse)
Says Jim Lindgren: I would hope that those who rely on the arrest clause of the state constitution would deal with the fact that the privilege against arrest applies “in all cases. [read post]
4 Mar 2011, 1:16 pm by Edward A. Fallone
  However, Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Controversy has parsed through the history and the precedent in posts here and here. [read post]
3 Mar 2011, 10:31 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) Does the Wisconsin Senate have the power to compel absent Democratic senators to return to the senate floor if they re-enter the state of Wisconsin? [read post]
3 Mar 2011, 6:39 pm by Glenn Reynolds
JIM LINDGREN: A New Strategy For Wisconsin: Split out the union provisions and pass them by a simple majority. [read post]
3 Mar 2011, 4:17 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) I have an editorial up on National Review Online on the history of the super-majority quorum requirement and my proposal to split out the collective bargaining provisions and pass them first: The Republicans could split the bill into three bills. [read post]
3 Mar 2011, 3:12 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) The Wisconsin Senate today passed a resolution holding the absent Democratic senators in contempt if they did not return by 4pm today. [read post]
3 Mar 2011, 2:36 pm by Glenn Reynolds
JIM LINDGREN: Wisconsin Senate Does Not Need a 3/5ths Quorum to Pass Much of the Budget Bill. [read post]
3 Mar 2011, 12:47 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) I have a new paper up on SSRN–Super Quorums Under the Wisconsin Constitution–that examines the constitutional three-fifths quorum requirement in Wisconsin. [read post]
15 Feb 2011, 5:35 am by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) Nate Silver has a wonderful post comparing the 2012 Republican field to Republican and Democratic fields since 1999. [read post]
11 Jan 2011, 6:59 pm by Glenn Reynolds
JIM LINDGREN: When Loughner wrote of the “second United States constitution,” he very probably meant the second US constitution, the one following the Articles of Confederation. [read post]
11 Jan 2011, 12:45 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) One issue that has arisen about Jared Loughner’s politics is his reference to the “second United States constitution. [read post]
10 Jan 2011, 2:28 pm by Jim Lindgren
(Jim Lindgren) Now that Caitie Parker has been confirmed as a friend of Jared Lee Loughner’s, it seems relevant to ask whether Loughner was still a left wing radical, as he was when Caitie last saw him over two years ago. [read post]