articles tagged "Donald Downs"

Capitol Protest Settlement: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Monday, 14 October 2013 | buzz
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On October 8, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Wisconsin Department of Administration announced a settlement in the federal case about the recent crackdown on protests in the Wisconsin Capitol. more »

The Presidential Impeachment Process

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 | A Public Affair
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Why is it that some conservatives are talking about impeaching President Barack Obama? What does a president have to do to be impeached? On Wednesday September 4th, these were some of the key questions that our host Tim Hansel asked of his guests Donald Downs, expert on constitutional law, and Michael Wagner, expert on American politics and presidency. more »

Capitol Access Decision

Monday, 15 July 2013 | buzz
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Donald Downs, legal constitutional scholar at U.W.-Madison, joined Brian Standing on the Buzz to discuss the good and the bad of the federal court’s Capitol access decision. more »

Recent Citations Given To Protestors Spark Controversy Over First Amendment

Monday, 14 January 2013 | buzz
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Since former Marine, David Erwin, took over as chief of the Wisconsin Capitol Police, the capital police have issued over 118 citations to protesters inside the state capital. Wisconsin Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen (R), believes that these citations are not in violation of the first amendment. In this interview, on January 14th 2012, Donald Downs, Professor of political science, law, and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks with Brian Standing about the attorney generals stance on these cases and what the constitutional implications could be.     more »

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