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MADISON – This morning, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued a temporary injunction blocking the GOP lame-duck laws ruling that the legislature did not lawfully convene. Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement:
“The lame duck session in December was one of the greatest attacks on our democracy in Wisconsin history. I am hopeful this ruling will reiterate our respect for the rule of law in Wisconsin. Republican efforts to override the will of the voters were stopped today, but we must continue working to ensure that future attempts are blocked.
“Nothing the Republicans did during the lame duck session was about helping the people of Wisconsin. It was about helping politicians, it was about power, and it was about self-interest. Today, Judge Niess ruled correctly that in the heat of their power grab, the Republicans didn’t even bother to convene in a lawful manner.”