Appeals Court Reinstates Some Wisconsin Lame-Duck Laws

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Appeals Court Reinstates Some Wisconsin Lame-Duck Laws
The laws passed by the Wisconsin state legislature last year stripped some powers from the now-current governor and attorney general.
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An appeals court in Wisconsin has reinstated laws the state legislature passed last year that stripped some powers from the now-current governor and attorney general. 

GOP lawmakers hastily passed three laws during the December 2018 lame-duck session. Last week, Judge Richard Niess deemed the entire special session unconstitutional, and he issued a temporary injunction blocking those controversial laws. But on Wednesday, a three-judge panel decided to temporarily stay Judge Niess' ruling while it considers the case.

However, as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes, the appeals court didn't act on a different ruling in another case that blocked parts of those same laws.