Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wisconsin: State Rep looks to modify recall law
State Rep. Robin Vos is proposing making the recall only available for criminal convictions or ethics violations (what we call a judicial --i.e. the reason for the recall has to be approved by a judge after the inevitable lawsuit-- rather than a strictly political recall). Seven states have the judicial recall (I prefer to think of it as a malfeasance standard). I've never heard of a state changing the law to that approach, though. Left unsaid is whether this would be for local offices or just state level ones.