The Arizona Desert Lamp

It’s a three-fer!

Posted in Politics by Connor Mendenhall on 10 March 2009

Over at Goldwater State, Ben Kalafut points out a problem with PIRG’s ballot initiative beyond their slanted question and our enchanted legislators:  according to Supreme Court precedent, it’s probably unconstitutional.

The U.S. Supreme Court has indicated that this sort of fee is unlawful, in Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, 515 U.S. 819 (1995), and again in Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System v. Southworth, 529 U.S. 217 (2000), as it is not allocated in a viewpoint-neutral fashion.

Biased, corrupt, probably illegal–congratulations, Arizona PIRG! You’ve captured the triple crown!


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