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Democrats delay vote on injunction bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Minority Democrats in the state Assembly have delayed a final vote on a Republican bill that would allow attorneys to nullify injunctions blocking state laws.

Under the bill, an attorney could stay a judge’s order blocking a state law by filing an appeal within 10 days. The stay would remain in place until an appellate court lifted it.

The bill comes after Dane County judges last year struck down portions of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s signature law stripping public workers of nearly all their union rights and voided a GOP law mandating voters show photo identification.

Republicans moved the bill to a final reading Tuesday, the last step before a vote. Democrats objected to the reading, delaying the vote until the Assembly convenes again in June.

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