Wisconsin Supreme Court invalidates 3 of Tony Evers' budget vetoes but keeps Scott Walker's. (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/10/2020)
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, a conservative legal group, filed the lawsuit against the vetoes last summer. The group said Evers violated the state Constitution by fundamentally altering the Legislature’s policies in the state budget, usurping a power not given to the governor in the state Constitution.
3/11/2020 update, "If at first you don't succeed, try try again", sez Rick Esenberg and his lily-white colleagues", starts here.
Reported in Conservative legal group asks Supreme Court to overrule decision halting voter purge. (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/11/2020)
2/28/2020 update, " "As clean and white as the faces of our board of directors", Rick should have added", starts here.
Photo credit: WILL
Quoted in Appeals Court strikes down voter purge ruling, allowing voters to stay on rolls. (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/28/2020)
2/19/2020 update, "Racial and ethnic makeup of board of directors and staff of 'conservative law firm' makes it likely that 'unnamed parents' are white", starts here.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is a 'free-market' group that is currently on a voter suppression binge Moreover, one of whose biggest champions, Michael Grebe, is a huge fan of Scott Walker, donating thousands of dollars to his campaigns.êMeet Michael H. White
2/4/2020 update, "Notice anything about the board of directors and staff of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty?", starts here.
The incorrigibly retrograde WILL has most recently been in the news for this transphobic action:
Original 12/14/2019 post, "WILL: Doing the important national work of voter suppression", starts here.
And who's this Michael Grebe guy?
You really haven't been paying attention, have you?
Just a sampling of the Grebe family largesse.
Who's Behind Scott Walker's Rise to Power. (Governing, 3/31/2015)
The Republican governor's opponents wanted to know whether the Milwaukee group helped draft the bill or coached those who testified for it. Their suspicions were rooted in the fact that Michael Grebe, one of Walker's closest advisers, leads the powerful yet mostly inconspicuous voice for American conservatism. Diane Hendricks, a billionaire roofing-supply executive who is Walker's top individual donor, is on its board.Behind Scott Walker, a Longstanding Conservative Alliance Against Unions. (The New York Times, 6/8/2015)
Less than a week after he was elected governor of Wisconsin in 2010, Scott Walker went to Milwaukee at the invitation of his political patron, Michael W. Grebe.
Mr. Grebe was Mr. Walker’s campaign chairman. He was also president of the Bradley Foundation, a leading source of ideas and financing for American conservatives. And the bankers, industrialists and public intellectuals on the foundation’s board wanted to honor the state’s next governor over dinner at Bacchus, a favorite restaurant of the city’s elite.Influence Peddler of the Month - Michael W. Grebe. (Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 1/4/2016)
Most recently, Grebe served as GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign chair during his three successful elections in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In Wisconsin, Grebe contributed nearly $111,000 to GOP and conservative legislative and statewide candidates between January 1995 and June 2015. Topping the list of recipients was Walker, at about $30,000, followed by former Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen at $12,000.
Completing the circle jerk:
Judge Paul Malloy: GOP pay to play the voter suppression way. (12/13/2019)