h/t JT Irregulars
MADISON – GOP lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker may have gone too far in dictating how courts should handle any potential litigation over a massive flat-screen factory planned for Racine County, the Legislature’s nonpartisan attorneys have found.
The memo from the Wisconsin Legislative Council didn’t come to definite conclusions but found several provisions of the legislation for Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan and its plant may be unconstitutional.
The provisions could give opponents of the Foxconn deal more lines of attack in litigation — and potentially drive up the cost to taxpayers for defending the state in court.
The law signed by Walker on Monday changes how environmental challenges and other potential legal cases over the factory would be handled, including automatically suspending any lower court orders until a higher court has weighed in.
The eight-page analysis highlights this provision among the areas of concern, saying the decision on whether to suspend rulings could be seen as a core power of the court system.
“A court could hold that the provision is unconstitutional if it finds that this provision violates the judiciary’s independence in the fulfillment of its constitutional responsibilities,” the memo reads.
The text of the entire Memo from the Wisconsin Legislative Council may be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Below is a screen shot taken from page 1 (of 8) from the above referenced Memo.
Foxconn represents a Corporate special interest which will be granted, via legislative decree, special rights superior to those of the natural person and is not a good fit for Mount Pleasant Residents, the environment, taxpayers, or Wisconsin.
Just say NO to Foxconn along with heavy metals water pollution, slave labor wages, excessive taxpayer funded subsidies, loss of Farm Land & Green Space, Corporate Greed, Special Rights, and Politician Overreach!
Don’t let this happen to MTP!
I went back to Ohio
But my pretty countryside
Had been paved down the middle
By a government that had no pride
The farms of Ohio
Had been replaced by shopping malls
And Muzak filled the air
From Seneca to Cuyahoga falls
Said, a, o, oh way to go Ohio