MADISON, Wisconsin — Attorneys would have the right to appeal temporary rulings that put Wisconsin laws on hold under a bill the state Assembly is set to take up.
The Assembly passed a bill in June that would allow lawyers to nullify rulings that block statutes if they appeal within 10 days. Republicans introduced the bill after Dane County judges struck down portions of Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions and invalidated the GOP's photo identification requirements for voters.
The Legislature's attorneys, though, warned the bill might violate the separation of powers between the legislative and judicial branches. Senate Republicans scaled the bill back last week so it grants lawyers only the right to appeal rulings issued ahead of a final judgment.
The Assembly is set to vote on the changes Tuesday.