Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spitzer on Constitutional Division of Powers

Hugh Spitzer has a piece in today's Crosscut using constitutional fundamentals -- back to the 18th century. Hugh Spitzer, Power to the people! It's in the constitution, Crosscut, April 17, 2008.

He critiques Justice Sanders's concurrence in Washington Farm Bureau Federation v. State of Washington, 162 Wn.2d 284 (2007) (the case about whether the legislature could change the spending limits defined by Initiative 601). links: majority (Fairhurst, J.), concurrence (Chambers, J.), concurrence (Alexander, C.J.), concurrence (J.M. Johnson, J.), concurrence (Sanders, J.).

(Hugh Spitzer is an affiliate professor at the UW as well as a partner at Foster Pepper.)

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