Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Legal experts disagree on merits of chief justice lawsuit

Dee J. Hall reported at the Wisconsin State Journal.
"Some cite the long-standing principle from 1884 that elected officials do not have an automatic right to stay in office, and that voters can change the terms of service, including 'abolish an office or shorten the term, or reduce or take away entirely the salary attached to it.'

"But courts also have frowned on measures passed by lawmakers or voters that apply retroactively."

(via The Wheeler Report)