Senator's bill would require state Supreme Court to take certain cases
MADISON (WKOW) -- The president of the state Senate is trying to gather support for a bill that would require the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take any lawsuit directly challenging the constitutionality of state statutes and decide the matter within 150 days.
Senator Michael Ellis, a Republican from Neenah, sent an email to all legislators on Thursday asking for co-sponsors for the bill.
Multiple parties filed lawsuits challenging Republican Governor Scott Walker's law stripping most public workers of nearly all their union rights, as well as a Republican-authored law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Ellis writes in his email that his bill would streamline the process.
A conservative majority of four justices currently controls the seven-justice Wisconsin Supreme Court.
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