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Judge Blocks GOP Laws Passed In Lame-Duck Session
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 21, 2019 02:05PM
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A judge has struck down the laws Wisconsin Republicans passed in December's lame-duck session of the Legislature, restoring powers to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, if only temporarily.

Dane County Judge Richard Niess ruled Thursday that all of the laws and appointments passed by legislators were unlawful because they met in what's known as an "extraordinary session," which isn't explicitly allowed under the state constitution.

"There can be no justification for enforcement of the unconstitutional legislative actions emanating from the December 2018 'Extraordinary Session' that is consistent with the rule of law," Niess wrote.

Evers seized on the decision almost immediately, calling on the Wisconsin Department of Justice, led by Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul, to leave a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

"As the governor has requested, please take whatever steps are necessary to remove Wisconsin from Texas v. United States," wrote Evers' chief legal counsel, Ryan Nilsestuen in an email to the DOJ shortly after Niess' ruling was released.

[www.wpr.org]



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Re: Judge Blocks GOP Laws Passed In Lame-Duck Session
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 21, 2019 03:44PM
The key is unconstitutional. Good judge. Crappy political party.
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Re: Judge Blocks GOP Laws Passed In Lame-Duck Session
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 21, 2019 06:40PM
Activist judges!
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Re: Judge Blocks GOP Laws Passed In Lame-Duck Session
Posted by: samintx
Date: March 21, 2019 10:43PM
What they tried to do was unbelievable. Justice and sanity won.
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Re: Judge Blocks GOP Laws Passed In Lame-Duck Session
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 21, 2019 10:51PM
Eh, this is likely the first round of a much longer fight. I'm sure it will be appealed. The state supreme court is pretty republican.



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Re: Judge Blocks GOP Laws Passed In Lame-Duck Session
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 22, 2019 12:20AM
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mattkime
Eh, this is likely the first round of a much longer fight. I'm sure it will be appealed. The state supreme court is pretty republican.

Yep.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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