Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker faced only the third gubernatorial recall in the nation’s history and was the first to survive. From a legal perspective, the 2012 Walker recall involved equally unique issues arising from the Wisconsin Constitution and obscure state statutes. This Article reviews the history of recall in Wisconsin and examines three significant legal issues that arose during the Walker recall: (1) litigation over review of submitted recall signatures; (2) unlimited campaign finance contributions; and (3) the scheduling of the recall election. The Article concludes that an assessment of the historical nature of the Walker recall is incomplete without consideration of the impact of these issues.
Steven M. Biskupic,
Anything But Mickey Mouse: Legal Issues in the 2012 Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall,
97 Marq. L. Rev. 925
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/mulr/vol97/iss4/4