May 2017

Now is the Time for a Convention of States

May 18, 2017 - 08:48
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You are going to hear about the effort to organize a convention of states according to Article V of the U.S. Constitution with increasing intensity over the next several months. For your convenience, and to help shed light on the myths versus facts about this effort, I am embedding the audio from a radio conversation that I participated in with Professor Joe Heim and the host, Mike Hayes, on WIZM radio.

Here are some of the highlights of that discussion:

Thinking about Redistricting

May 17, 2017 - 08:31
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Wisconsin’s Redistricting maps from the 2010 Census are in the federal court system and are apparently being re-drawn by the state legislators in Madison. A three judge Federal Panel found the maps unconstitutional in November, 2016 and on January 27th the State of Wisconsin was ordered to prepare new maps by November 1st of this year to be used in the 2018 election. The district boundaries for State Senate and Assembly are in question but apparently the Congressional District boundaries are acceptable.