Wis. Senate set to OK scaled-down injunction bill

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Senate is set to pass a scaled-down bill that would allow attorneys to appeal rulings blocking state laws.

The Assembly passed a measure in June that would allow lawyers to nullify rulings that block statutes from taking effect if they file an appeal within 10 days. Republicans introduced the bill after Dane County judges struck down portions of Gov. Scott Walker's law stripping public workers of their union rights and voided GOP photo identification requirements for voters.

The Legislature's attorneys, however, say the bill might violate the separation of legislative and judicial powers.

The Senate is set to adopt a new version of the bill Tuesday that would allow lawyers to appeal rulings if they're issued ahead of a final judgment. The rulings wouldn't be nullified, however.

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