Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider case challenging lame duck laws

Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider case challenging lame duck laws
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court will consider a case challenging laws passed during the 2018 lame duck session, justices announced Monday.

The laws approved in December came after Democrats Tony Evers and Josh Kaul unseated Republicans in the midterm election. Among other things, they restricted how Evers and Kaul could maneuver in lawsuits without getting legislative approval first.

#BREAKING: The Wisconsin Supreme Court has accepted the case considering the lame duck legislation passed by the Republican legislature– bypassing the appeals court. #news3now pic.twitter.com/lBUaI8B7AZ

— Jessica Arp (@news3jessica) April 15, 2019

In an order issued by the court, they agreed to accept the case for consideration and hear oral arguments on the case on May 15.

A Dane County judge struck down the laws passed by the Republican-controlled legislature in March. A state appeals court stayed that ruling and was considering arguments in the case this month.

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