Meanwhile, Back in Wisconsin

Justice David Prosser remains ahead of JoAnne Kloppenburg by over 6,700 votes in the high profile Wisconsin Supreme Court election, but there still may be a recount, either statewide or of Waukesha County.

The fate of the controversial legislation restricting public sector collective bargaining remains unclear. On Thursday, the state’s Attorney General filed a petition for a supervisory writ with the Wisconsin Supreme Court seeking to vacate Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi’s TRO against enforcement of the bill. Among other things, the AG’s petition argues that Judge Sumi exceeded her authority and lacked jurisdiction to try and prevent publication of the bill. Dodd Harris finds the petition’s arguments “absolutely devastating.” It will be interesting to see how the Dane County DA who initiated this litigation responds.