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Gov. Tony Evers calls court ruling an 'important victory'

Posted at 3:37 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 16:50:04-04

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says a second court ruling in a week against laws passed by Republicans during a lame-duck legislative session is "an important victory for the people of Wisconsin and our constitution."

Evers issued a statement Tuesday reacting to the ruling. Dane County Circuit Judge Frank Remington blocked portions of the laws from being in effect. Another judge last week stopped all of the laws that weaken powers of Evers and fellow Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul from being enforced.

Republicans are appealing both.

But Evers says the rulings make clear that the lame-duck session "was nothing more than an illegal power grab intended to override the will of the people."