Amy Phimister, a Sturgeon Bay woman who was one of the eight plaintiffs to bring suit against Gov. Scott Walker regarding special elections for two empty legislative seats, said she was "ecstatic" to learn that a Dane County judge ruled Thursday that Walker has a "plain and positive duty" to call the elections rather than wait until the November election to fill the seats.
Democrats sued Walker over his refusal to schedule quick elections and said he wouldn't do so because he was afraid of losing the contests to Democrats.
The pair of Republican legislators resigned two weeks after an upset Democratic victory in a state Senate district that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 and had been held by a Republican for 17 years.
But Frost argued that constituents in the districts are deprived of equal representation in both houses and that legislative staff persons who still work out of the offices can not be adequate substitutes for legislators because they can not vote on issues or take any other official actions.
A national Democratic group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder filed the lawsuit on behalf of voters who argued they were disenfranchised by Walker's decision not to call elections to fill the seats, which had come open on December 29. Reynolds said Walker's interpretation of the law was inconsistent and incompatible with a strict interpretation of the Constitution, something she noted the conservative governor has long said he adheres to.
Walker asserted that he was under no legal requirement to call an election, and that this was simply a partisan witch hunt by the former Obama official.
"That is textbook voter disenfranchisement", said Elisabeth Frost, a plaintiff's attorney.
The win emboldened Wisconsin Democrats who have been calling on Walker to call special elections in the other two vacancies, one in the state Assembly and the other in the state Senate. But if he issues the order one day earlier, the elections could be held on May 29. "But this November, Scott Walker can't hide from his own election". That argument relied on a legally and practically outrageous attempt to reinterpret Wisconsin statutes, which clearly state that "Any vacancy in the office of state senator or representative to the assembly occurring before the 2nd Tuesday in May in the year in which a regular election is held to fill that seat shall be filled as promptly as possible by special election".
Walker has cited the resignations coming near the end of the legislative session for his decision.
"I'm glad to see the courts uphold the constitutional right for Wisconsin residents to be represented", said Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse.
Vos said he didn't realize Reynolds was a Walker appointee, "But one thing I've learned about appointments", he said.
Syracuse is no typical 11, and this was a zone-centric battle of wits between two of the most renowned coaches in the game. They would hold on to win 69-68. "I'll probably remember it for the rest of my life", Townes said.
Mr Lee last week said he hopes "this is the last time in history" that a former president is victimised. A South Korean judge issued the arrest warrant late on Thursday, saying Mr Lee could destroy evidence.
Marvel's Black Panther has become even more of a box office giant than any of the industry's wildest predictions and expectations. Only seven films have ever even passed the $600 million mark in this market, so it was already in pretty rare company.
Plunkett has said that Noor extended his "thoughts and wishes" to Damond's family and raised concerns about Freeman's objectivity. Bryant believes the question of whether or not Noor will potentially take the stand in this case depends upon the defense.
But the narrow wins also exposed the danger traditional candidates face in what has been a turbulent election year. On Tuesday Pritzker said "we should be honest about who we are as citizens and who we are as candidates".
The semiconductor sector took a fall after Micron Technology's quarterly report stoked fears about falling NAND prices. The Nasdaq fell 2.4 percent Friday, losing 6.5 percent on the week, weighed down by fading technology stocks.
Modi hoped that the newly elected MPs would effectively voice the aspirations of the states they represent. With 18 lawmakers, Mayawati's candidate needed the first preference votes of 37 to win a Rajya Sabha seat.
He added that the army injured five young men, including Palestinian TV cameraman Mohammad Enaya, and a child. The teen's latest provocation took place on December 15 near her village of Nabi Sahih in the Ramallah area.
In it, she fired back at the haters, saying the main change was that she was now taking care of herself. However, Selena has hit back with her own comment on the pressures placed on women to look "flawless".
Suu Kyi, 72, heads the ruling NLD but was barred from the office of president by constitutional restrictions. The announcement of the President Office said U Htin Kyaw's resignation is effective immediately.
Kosovo Parliament Approves Montenegro Border Deal
Kosovo opposition Vetevendosje set off tear gas in four instances at the Kosovo Assembly today, in an attempt to prevent the vote. Despite the use of the tear gas, the Kosovo parliament ultimately passed the bill 80-11 with the minimum two-thirds required.