A taxpayer action in state court to void two contracts in which the legislative leadership would use public funds to hire private attorneys (rather than using the state Dept. of Justice) in anticipation of expected redistricting lawsuits.
On Apr. 29, 2021, the state trial court granted summary judgment to the taxpayers and voided the contracts. On Jan. 27, 2022, on appeal, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed, finding the contracts permissible under state law.
HistoryCase filings, starting with most recent court
|Complaint||Mar 10, 2021|
|Motion for TRO||Mar 16, 2021|
|Opposition||Mar 24, 2021|
|Order denying TRO||Mar 25, 2021|
|Motion to dismiss||Mar 24, 2021|
|Opposition||Apr 9, 2021|
|Amicus brief of Wis. Democracy Campaign||Apr 14, 2021|
|Reply||Apr 16, 2021|
|Order voiding contracts||Apr 29, 2021|
|Notice of appeal||Apr 30, 2021|