GOP wants high court to take law challenges

Proposal would set deadline for decisions
GOP wants high court to take law challenges

The president of the state Senate is trying to gather support for a bill that would require the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take any lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of state statutes directly and decide the matter within 150 days.

Sen. Michael Ellis, a Neenah Republican, sent an email to all legislators on Thursday asking for co-sponsors.

The bill comes after a multiple parties filed lawsuits challenging Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all their union rights and a GOP-authored law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Ellis writes in his email the bill would streamline the process.

A conservative four-justice majority currently controls the Supreme Court.

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