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Supreme Court conservatives attack lame-duck arguments (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers speaks at a news conference regarding Medicaid expansion as Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, left, stands next to him, at Milwaukee City Hall, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

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.

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Constitutional boundaries need enforcement

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On May 15, the Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the legality of the December 2018 “extraordinary session.” The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is one of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit. In recent weeks, there have been some misconceptions perpetuated by those who oppose the merits of our case. Here are some facts of the lawsuit:

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Attorneys: Court should protect school chief’s powers

The state Supreme Court wrestled on Wednesday with whether to let the governor trump the state schools superintendent's policies, a decision that could hand de facto control of Wisconsin schools to the schools and undo a ruling the justices handed down two years ago establishing the superintendent's independence.

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VIEW FROM AROUND THE STATE: Recount of close Supreme Court race makes plenty of sense

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The race for Wisconsin Supreme Court produced one of the closest results in recent state history. With an unofficial count of the more than 1.2 million votes cast in Tuesday's election for the open seat, Judge Brian Hagedorn, a favorite of conservatives, leads Judge Lisa Neubauer, the chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals who drew substantial backing from liberals, by roughly 6,000 votes.

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