Gordon v. State

The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of the State in this action filed by Mark Gordon in his capacity as the State Treasurer challenging on its face the constitutionality of legislation that created the State Capitol Building Rehabilitation and Restoration Oversight Group (oversight group). In his complaint, Gordon argued that the legislation violated article 3, section 31 and article 2, section 1 of the Wyoming Constitution because, in part, it did not provide for the state treasurer’s approval of contracts for the capitol restoration project. The district court concluded that Gordon failed to establish that the capitol restoration legislation violated the constitution on its face or that the work being done on the project was the type of repair work contemplated by the framers when they adopted article 3, section 31. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the capitol restoration legislation was unconstitutional on its face because it impermissibly transferred the state treasurer’s constitutional authority to approve contracts for “repairing and furnishing the halls and rooms used for the meeting of the legislature and its committees” to others. View "Gordon v. State" on Justia Law