MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state appeals court has refused to block an order from Winnebago County's judges preventing prosecutors from carrying concealed weapons in courtrooms.
District Attorney Christian Gossett and his deputy contend the order conflicts with state statutes that allow prosecutors go armed if they have concealed carry permits.
The state Supreme Court refused to hear the prosecutors' arguments in June. They asked the 2nd District Court of Appeals in July to declare the order conflicts with state law and block its enforcement.
That court found Friday that only the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over the county's chief judge and the prosecutors haven't shown the other judges exceeded their authority to control their courtrooms.
The prosecutors' attorney, John Monroe, says he's disappointed.