“Bill would curb the power of lower court judges to block potentially unconstitutional legislation”

News from Wisconsin:

Three times over the past two years, signature portions of Republican-passed legislation have been blocked from immediately taking effect because a Dane County Circuit Court judge found the statutes to be unconstitutional.

The rulings against statutes that limited collective bargaining for public employees (Act 10), expanded the governor’s power over administrative rules and would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls have drawn vociferous criticism from Republicans against “liberal, activist” judges on the Dane County bench.

Companion bills introduced in April by Republicans in both houses of the Legislature suggest members of the ruling party have had enough.

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