They passed a law that year allowing people to challenge state agency rules in their home county or the county where the dispute arose rather than in Madison. They also tucked a clause into a bill overhauling the state's mining regulations requiring people to file challenges to permitting decisions in the county where the mine would be located instead of Madison.Stung by the union and voter ID rulings, Senate President Mike Ellis in February began circulating a bill that would require the state Supreme Court to take up constitutional challenges to state laws directly, removing lower courts from the process completely. A four-justice conservative majority currently controls the high court.
GOP Bill Would Nullify Wis. Judges' Injunctions
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