Wyoming Supreme Court will hear term limits case

Apr 26, 2012

The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to
decide Secretary of State Max Maxfield's lawsuit challenging term
limits for statewide elected officials.
     Chief Justice Marilyn S. Kite on Tuesday signed a notice that
the court will decide whether the state law setting term limits for
statewide elected officials is constitutional and enforceable.
District Judge Thomas C. Campbell of Cheyenne earlier asked the
high court to resolve the question.
     Maxfield is now in his second four-year term as secretary of
state. He filed a lawsuit last fall as a private citizen
challenging the law that sets term limits for statewide elected
officials.
     The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that term limits were
unconstitutional in regard to state legislators. The ruling came in
response to a legal challenge by two state lawmakers.