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Democrats look to other lawsuits to block GOP lame-duck laws

Jun. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats trying to undo laws passed by Republicans during a lame-duck session just before Gov. Scott Walker left office are putting their hopes behind a federal court challenge following a resounding legal defeat Friday. The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court,...

The Latest: Wisconsin governor bemoans lame-duck court loss

Jun. 21, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision to uphold state laws introduced in a lame-duck session in December (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is bemoaning a state Supreme Court ruling in favor of Republicans who held a lame-duck legislative session last...

High court reinstates much of Wisconsin lame duck laws

Jun. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated most of the legislation passed by majority Republicans during a lame-duck legislative session aimed at capping the powers of their Democratic rivals. The high court also blocked a trial that had been scheduled to start Wednesday on a...

Wisconsin Assembly approves 'born alive' anti-abortion bill

May. 15, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a so-called born alive anti-abortion bill Wednesday that President Donald Trump has touted, a move that comes as conservatives across the country push to end the constitutional right to abortion. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has promised to veto the measure,...

New Wisconsin attorney general shifts agency's priorities

May. 10, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's new Democratic attorney general has used his first four months in office to shift the state Department of Justice to a more liberal footing, pleasing supporters by nullifying his Republican predecessor's attempts to kill federal health care reforms and limit environmental...

Wisconsin Supreme Court restores 82 Walker appointees

Apr. 30, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday restored 82 appointees of then-Gov. Scott Walker who were confirmed during a lame duck legislative session, handing a victory to Republicans and defeat to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The 4-3 order affects 15 of the appointees who Evers had...