Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: lame-duck session

Wisconsin court tosses AG’s lame-duck lawsuit

Wisconsin's conservative-leaning Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul's lawsuit challenging statues Republican lawmakers passed during a 2018 lame-duck session limiting his powers.

Read More »

Kaul scores wins, clashes with GOP during first year

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul's first year in office was a mixed bag of resounding victories and frustrating defeats. He made plenty of moves to please his base but ran afoul of Republican lawmakers before his first day on the job.

Read More »

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs lame-duck arguments (UPDATE)

Republicans tried to persuade the state Supreme Court on Monday to dismiss a union lawsuit challenging their contentious lame-duck laws, insisting during oral arguments that the laws don't violate the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.

Read More »

Wisconsin Republicans sue Democratic attorney general

Wisconsin Republican state lawmakers sued the Democratic attorney general Thursday, arguing that he's not complying with laws passed during a lame-duck legislative session in December that limited his and the incoming governor's powers shortly before they took office.

Read More »

Supreme Court conservatives attack lame-duck arguments (UPDATE)

The conservative justices who control the Wisconsin Supreme Court attacked liberal groups' claims Wednesday that Republican legislators met illegally when they passed laws limiting Gov. Tony Evers' and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers during a lame-duck session last year, saying the Legislature can decide when it wants to meet.

Read More »

2nd Wisconsin judge blocks sections of lame-duck laws (UPDATE)

A second Wisconsin judge on Tuesday blocked parts of laws that Republicans passed in a lame-duck session limiting Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers, handing Democrats another legal victory in their battle against the legislation in less than a week.

Read More »