Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Vos: Joint statement: Appellate Court decision on the extraordinary session

Contact: Alec Zimmerman
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[Madison, WI] — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement regarding the stay issued in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 3.

“Last week’s circuit court ruling created a constitutional crisis — established law says that the court cannot tell the Legislature how to set its rules. Extraordinary sessions have been called for decades.

“Today, the rule of law has prevailed. Independent judges have put a Dane County ruling on hold that was based on politics, not the law. A judge should not violate the Legislature’s basic ability to convene when its duly elected members call a session day.”

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