Wisconsin’s governor and attorney general are once again trying to get around the 2018 laws that limit their ability to settle lawsuits.
Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul yesterday filed a lawsuit to strike down the state’s lame duck law that requires the attorney general to get permission from the legislature before settling cases. Republicans passed the law to stop Kaul from withdrawing the state from cases, or ending legal fights on his own.
The court has upheld the laws in the past. This latest lawsuit narrows Kaul’s argument to just environmental and consumer-protection laws, or cases involving breach-of-contract.