GOP files notice of second lame-duck appeal

Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 15:30:47-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the legal fight over whether the Wisconsin state Senate legally confirmed 82 of former Gov. Scott Walker's appointments during a lame-duck session (all times local):

2:05 p.m.

Republican legislators are filing notice that they will appeal a second ruling blocking laws weakening Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul.

Republicans passed the laws in a December lame-duck session, sparking multiple lawsuits from Democrats and their allies.

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess last week ruled the session was illegal but the 3rd District Court of Appeals has stayed that order pending appeal.

Another Dane County judge, Frank Remington, struck down key portions of the laws on Tuesday, finding they violate the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.

Republican legislators' attorney, Misha Tseytlin (SATE'-lim), filed notice of appeal of Remington's ruling with the 3rd District on Thursday.