Wisconsin Judge Halts Lame-Duck Republican Power Grab

HeadlineMar 22, 2019

In Wisconsin, a state judge has blocked legislation passed by lame-duck Republicans seeking to strip the incoming Democratic administration of power while protecting policies enacted by former Governor Scott Walker. A Dane County circuit court judge sided with civil rights groups who challenged the power grab as a legislative coup that violated Wisconsin’s Constitution. Republicans in Michigan and North Carolina passed similar bills after losses in recent elections.

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