Assembly Speaker Robin Vos won’t have to sit for a deposition in Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case in the short term — and might escape having to testify entirely.
A panel of appeals judges blocked a lower court order Tuesday for the Rochester Republican to take questions under oath.
The appeals judges wrote that they would decide whether Vos has to testify after the U.S. Supreme Court rules in two major gerrymandering cases from other states.
From the court order:
This court construes Robin J. Vos’s petition for a writ of mandamus as a notice of appeal of the district court’s order of May 3, 2019, in case no. 3:15-cv-421-jdp in the Western District of Wisconsin. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that the clerk of this court shall TRANSFER the petition to
to be docketed as a notice of appeal.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that proceedings in the appeal are STAYED pending the Supreme Court’s resolution of Rucho v. Common Cause, No. 18-422, and Lamone v. Benisek, No. 18-726. The parties shall file statements of position no later than seven days after the Supreme Court has issued its decisions in Rucho and Lamone.
IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that the district court’s order of May 3, 2019, is STAYED pending resolution of the appeal.