The State of Wisconsin Blue Book

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Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, distributed by Document Sales, 1971 - Elections

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Page 88 - ... then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 72 - In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to be heard by himself and counsel; to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him; to meet the witnesses face to face; to have compulsory process to compel the attendance of witnesses in his behalf...
Page 77 - The legislature shall never grant any extra compensation to any public officer, agent, servant or contractor, after the services shall have been rendered, or the contract entered into; nor shall the compensation of any public officer be increased or diminished during his term of office.
Page 72 - The right of trial by jury shall remain inviolate, and shall extend to all cases at law, without regard to the amount in controversy; but a jury trial may be waived by the parties in all cases in the manner prescribed by law.
Page 72 - ... a speedy public trial by an impartial jury of the county or district wherein the offense shall have been committed; which county or district shall have been previously ascertained by law. Prosecutions; second jeopardy; self-incrimination; bail; habeas corpus. SECTION 8. [As amended Nov. 1870] No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense without due process of law...
Page 84 - The State shall never contract any debt for works of internal improvement, or be a party in carrying on such works; but whenever grants of land or other property shall have been made to the State, especially dedicated by the grant to particular works of internal...
Page 76 - No private or local bill which may be passed by the legislature shall embrace more than one subject, and that shall be expressed in the title.
Page 72 - All persons shall, before conviction, be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses when the proof is evident or the presumption great...
Page 76 - Members of the Legislature shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest, and shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the Legislature, nor for fifteen days next before the commencement and after the termination of each session.
Page 109 - He shall expedite all such measures as may be resolved upon by the Legislature, and shall take care that the laws are faithfully executed.

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