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.
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.
A 1986 law bans the sale of machine guns manufactured after 1986 and restricts the sale of such guns before that year. President Trump announced the change while blaming the Obama administration for making them legal in the first place.
So the news that it will be a French company rather than a British one producing them has left emotions running high. Meanwhile, former global development secretary Priti Patel raged it would be a national humiliation.
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.
Secondly, American companies that export to China will be exposed to retaliation in the form of tariffs on USA -made goods. The fact that China responded with tariffs of only 3 billion dollars on United States goods is testament to his policy.
Hamilton delivered a special flying lap to put a stunning 0.664 second gap on Raikkonen and clinch the pole for Sunday's race. Raikkonen, who will also start off the front row in Sunday's race, conceded that the gap with Hamilton was significant.
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.
Britain ordered the 23 diplomats to leave by Tuesday, and they're expected in Moscow later, according to Russian media reports. The identification of Novichok as the weapon has become the central pillar of Britain's case for Russia's culpability.
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".
All smiles: NHS staff pay rise backed by Unions
He pointed to people such as cleaners and porters - who would not have the clinical skills to progress through pay bands. Pay rises will also become more closely linked to performance in an attempt to improve productivity.
Dodgers' Justin Turner won't need surgery on left wrist
Last year's NLCS MVP grunted and winced as he jogged away from the plate toward the dugout, his hand hanging limp at his side. The Dodgers third baseman said he would visit with doctors again on Tuesday to learn more about the wrist injury.