Governor signs scaled-down injunction bill

Gov. Scott Walker
Gov. Scott Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would allow attorneys to appeal non-final court rulings blocking state laws.

Attorneys in Wisconsin generally have the right to appeal final judgments but need a court’s permission to challenge any non-final rulings.

The bill grants attorneys the right to appeal non-final rulings that would prohibit any state statute from taking effect. Republicans drew up the measure after judges struck down portions of Walker’s collective bargaining restrictions and a GOP law that requires voters show photo identification at the polls.

The measure was among 30 bills Walker signed or vetoed privately Thursday in Milwaukee.

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