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Wisconsin Legislature v. Evers
Wisconsin Legislature v. Evers, No. 2020AP000608 – OA (Wis. S. Ct.)
|Case Summary||The Wisconsin state legislature filed this lawsuit against Tony Evers in his official capacity as the Governor of Wisconsin in the Wisconsin Supreme Court as an original action. Plaintiffs sought a temporary injunction against the governor's Executive Order suspending in-person voting from the statutorily mandated date of 4/7/20 to 6/9/20. Plaintiffs argued that the governor lacked both the constitutional and statutory authority to a) modify or suspend the statutes and b) set the time, place, and manner of elections.|
|Type of Court||State|
|Issue Tag(s)||In-Person Voting COVID Concern (Suspension of In-Person Voting)|
|Complaint(s)||04/06/2020: Complaint filed.|
|Dispositive Ruling(s)||04/06/2020: Order/Ruling, TRO granted on the theory that the governor did not have the power to take the actions he sought to take.|