Governor signs scaled-down injunction bill

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would allow attorneys to appeal court rulings blocking state laws.

The Assembly passed a bill last year that would allow lawyers to nullify rulings that block statutes if they file an appeal within 10 days. Republicans introduced the bill after judges struck down parts of Walker's collective bargaining restrictions and voided voter photo identification requirements.

The Legislature's attorneys warned the bill might violate the separation of legislative and judicial powers. Senate Republicans scaled the bill back dramatically to give lawyers the right to appeal rulings issued ahead of a final judgment.

The bill was among 30 Walker signed privately on Thursday morning in Milwaukee. Walker's legislative liaison sent lawmakers an email notifying them that the governor was signing the bills into law.


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