WashU Expert: Wisconsin move to limit power of incoming governor signal of new norm

Perhaps recent court rulings redrawing district lines in some states, or even the mid-term election results, caused counter legislative acts in Wisconsin and Michigan, but while these will make governing for Democrats in those states more difficult, they’re not illegal, says a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

Greg Magarian, professor of law at the School of Law, doesn’t see any constitutional roadblocks to recent movements by the Wisconsin and Michigan Republican-majority legislatures designed to limit power of newly elected Democratic governors.

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