by Max Brantley
The Arkanass Supreme Court ruled today that The Great Pork Grab of 2005, orchestrated by The Brotherhood Inc., was essentially unconstitutional, at least when it came to taking state surpluses to do $400,000 worth of street work in Sen. Bob Johnson's home of Bigelow. "Special and local legislation," the court said, in reverising a lower court and vindicating former Rep. Mike Wilson of Jacksonville who pursued the action out of outrage over the legislature's pork barreling.
There was no rational reason to single out Bigelow for infrastructure help, the court concluded. Some claims over other grants were dismissed for procedural reasons, but Wilson may refile them.
Do you think this might, just might, slow the greedy hogs down in 2007?