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CHIEF JUSTICE OF GREAT STATE DECLARES FOR THE
7 RECALL OF JUDGES
By Chief Justice Tohn B. Wiris
low, of the supreme court of Wis
consin; justice of that'totit forj
y Zl years; circuit judge ior,seven!
years, a lawyer for 37 yeairs.1
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wmg jLixjr iiiwiiiuu uy vyiiiii'iui vniiv.
W deliberate and orderly ' manner
the decision of any, court sup
posed to be objectionable to the
people, maybe reviewed jby refer
endum vote of the people, is far
Jietter thandeniirfrfatinn of the
Jh courts which "breeds contempt of
law and lawlessness and can in
itself accomplish 4no good either
as to the particular. decision that
' giv&s occasipn fo Jhe denuncia
tion or any following decision.
Tlie referenduhi vote df the
people shouftl be takenjit a time"
when tjmforary passion has
passed andopportunity.has been
given jto fairly considerland de
Date the question.
In my Judgment itHouhi be
much easier to-amend th& federal'
The makers of the constitution
and of our early state constfru-tk)ns-,were
able men, hut however
able, they were they could not an
tiapatcor solve the new problems
of life and goyernment which
have upon us in the last half cen
tury. They built wisely for the con
ditions then existing; their great
aim was to protect the rights and
liberties of the individual citizen ;
they emphasized wider freedom
because life was then essentially
the individual, life.
But as individual life has more
and mgre given birth to crowded
community life the rights and
privileges once deemed essential
to the perfect liberty of the inj
dividual are. often found to sta'na
in the way of public welfare and
to breed wrong 'and injustice'to
trie community at large.
In a word, the impervious and
complex problem of great cities
have come suddenly upon a peo
ple whose fundamental law was
designed for a rural or semi-rural
Champt Clark may not rnind
their kicking his dawg aroun', but
really they ought to quit kidding
him. Making a man play sheep's
clothing for the Hearst wolf is no
laughing matter, i
Americah Medical association"
figures out that mustard and cin
namon are good, preservatives,
while ginger anclhpepper let the
gerbis grow. t i
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