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Judge blocks Scott Walker, Wisconsin GOP's lame-duck power grab

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22.03.2019

Democrats and progressives in Wisconsin are celebrating a ruling by a state judge on Thursday that will halt a backdoor attempt last year by the lame-duck Republicans to hamstring the incoming Democratic state government.

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess imposed the temporary stay and injunction on a slate of laws passed by the Republican-controlled legislature after the GOP lost their majorities and the governor's mansion in the 2018 election.

The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by a coalition of left-leaning groups in the state who charged that the laws rushed through after the election were a........

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