Common Cause Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck says there is merit behind two separate battles against lame duck laws passed last month. Democratic State Rep. Jimmy Anderson of Fitchburg is filing a complaint in Dane County Circuit stating the newly passed legislation should be nullified because Republicans did not give him proper notification before the early morning vote. He believes proper steps were not taken into consideration to account for his disability which confines him to a wheelchair. League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Disability Rights of Wisconsin, and Black Leaders Organizing for Communities have already filed a suit questioning if extraordinary legislative sessions are constitutional. Heck believes people are becoming cynical of how the state and federal government operates.
Conservative groups say the lawsuit faces a number of obstacles because the Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld such rules in the past and rarely inserts itself into Legislative debates. The next session begins on January 15th.