March 31, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The April 2 election for Wisconsin Supreme Court judge has never been more important. On March 21, a Dane County judge ruled to prevent the enforcement of the December 2018 extraordinary session. He ignored legislative laws and our state constitution when he issued his decision.
The judge added chaos by refusing a temporary stay until the decision went through the appeal process. Within hours of his ruling, Governor Evers and Attorney General Kaul removed Wisconsin from the Federal Affordable Care Act lawsuit. Governor Evers then rescinded 82 Walker committee appointees. As expected, a stay was issued on appeal and a final decision will probably be decided by the State Supreme Court.
However, this judge’s ruling goes beyond repealing the laws passed in the recent extraordinary session. It opens the door to challenges for over 300 laws that were adopted in other extraordinary sessions convened in the same manner and that date back four decades.
In the future as in the past, we will see laws reversed by activist judges that will be decided by the State Supreme Court. Laws at risk include voter ID, school choice, right to work, welfare reform, and laws that gave local control to our municipalities and school boards. This is why we need Judge Hagedorn on the Supreme Court. He is committed to basing his decisions on law and the Constitution.
Help protect the laws you approved when you elected a conservative assembly and senate.
Your vote for Judge Brian Hagedorn on Tuesday, April 2 will be a vote to protect our laws and constitutional rights.
Representative Rick Gundrum
58th Assembly District
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