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Virtual Legality Episode 203

On Wisconsin

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April 6, 2020 was a whirlwind of executive orders, supreme court decisions, and lawsuits, as the various branches of both Wisconsin and the Federal government tried to grapple with the imminent commencement of elections in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

While many headlines have been written about the motivations of the parties involved, piecing together just what happened, how, and what role the law should play in all of this...takes some doing. This definitely won't be controversial at all.

There's more than enough blame to go around...in Virtual Legality.

#Wisconsin #Elections #SCOTUS


Discussed in this episode:

"What The Heck Is Going On With Wisconsin’s Primary?"
FiveThirtyEight - April 6, 2020 - Nathaniel Rakich
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-preview-yes-wisconsin-is-still-holding-its-primary-on-tuesday/

"Delaying Wisconsin's April 7 presidential primary amid coronavirus pandemic would be difficult"
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - March 16, 2020 - Patrick Marley
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/16/coronavirus-wisconsin-delaying-presidential-primary-not-easy/5058563002/

"REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, ET AL. v. DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, ET AL"
SCOTUS Order - April 6, 2020
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6826732/19A1016.pdf

"Executive Order #74"
Office of the Governor of Wisconsin - April 6, 2020
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6825792-Evers-EO-suspending-election.html

Wisconsin Constitution
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/constitution/wi/

"Emergency Management"
Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 323.12(4)(b)
https://law.justia.com/codes/wisconsin/2012/chapter-323/section-323.12/

"ELECTIONS — GENERAL PROVISIONS; BALLOTS AND VOTING SYSTEMS"
Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 5
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/5/I/02

"We have three branches of government to ensure a system of checks and balances..."
Tweet - April 1, 2020 - Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers)
https://twitter.com/GovEvers/status/1245503949232193536

"Wisconsin Legislature v Evers"
Supreme Court of Wisconsin Order - April 6, 2020
https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Wis_Sup_Ct_Order.pdf

"DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE v BOSTELMANN"
US District Court Order (W.D. Wisc.) - April 2, 2020
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/04/2020-04-02-Order-on-Motion-for-Preliminary-Injunction.pdf

"I want to vote absentee"
Wisconsin Elections Commission Webpage
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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