Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Laws Limiting Democratic Governor

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Laws Limiting Democratic Governor
​In a 4-3 decision, the state's highest court overturned a ruling that the legislation in question was unlawful.
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On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of GOP lawmakers and upheld a series of laws that limit the power of the state's Democratic governor.

The state's highest court decided 4-3 to overturn a lower court's ruling that the legislation in question was unlawful.

After the 2018 elections, Republican lawmakers called a lame-duck session and passed a series of laws that would limit the powers of incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. A lower court ruled that the use of an "extraordinary session" to advance these laws violated the state's constitution.

Evers responded to Friday's ruling in a tweet, saying: "This was an attack on the will of the people, our democracy, and our system of government. The people of Wisconsin deserve better than this."

The laws limit the governor's power to change state laws by using executive power and appoint board members to Wisconsin's economic development agency.