Monday, February 18, 2013

GOP bill would make high court take cases

Todd Richmond of the Associated Press reported at the Wisconsin Law Journal.
'Under Ellis’ [Sen. Michael Ellis, R-Neenah] bill, the Supreme Court would have original jurisdiction over any lawsuit alleging a statute violates the Wisconsin Constitution if the lawsuit is filed within a year of the statute becoming law.

'The high court would have to issue a decision within 120 days. The court would get an additional 30 days if the justices ask a lower court or referee for a determination of the facts or damages. ...'