Last-Minute Laws Took Democrats’ Power. Court Says That’s Fine.
When Republican lawmakers rushed through laws to limit the power of Democrats who had been elected to some of Wisconsin’s highest posts late last year, thousands of angry residents held demonstrations. Democratic leaders objected, calling the move a blatant power grab. And lawsuits were filed.
On Friday, Wisconsin’s conservative-leaning Supreme Court said the Republicans had behaved within the law, ending, at least for the moment, a chapter that had roiled Wisconsin.