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Wisconsin Dems ask district attorney to block GOP maneuver

Here’s a copy of the complaint that Wisconsin Democrats are filing today: They are asking the district attorney who has juristiction to block last night’s GOP legislative maneuver, on the grounds that it violated the state’s open meeting law. You will find that law attached to the complaint.

The general sense I’m picking up in labor circles today is that people are pessimistic that there will be a legal way to block what happened last night. On the other hand, Dem and labor strategists think it’s worth a shot. Kicking up as much noise as possible about potential illegalities will keep the story in the news and help feed the impression that Republicans subverted democracy -- an impression that can only help recall efforts.

Readers -- especially lawyers among you -- please let me know what you think of the complaint’s merits.

Greg Sargent writes The Plum Line blog, a reported opinion blog with a liberal slant -- what you might call “opinionated reporting” from the left.


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