(WLUK) -- Little progress was made Friday on a lawsuit seeking testimony from the mayors of Green Bay and Madison about how the November 2020 election was handled.
Former state Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman filed a lawsuit in Waukesha County Circuit Court looking to have Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway put in jail or sit for depositions.
Gableman is leading the Republican-ordered investigation into the election. He has said the goal isn't to overturn election results, but to see if election laws were followed and need to be changed.
Judge Ralph Ramirez on Friday told Gableman’s attorney to file a brief on what his party would like to see the court do and what they believe the court has the authority to do. The brief must be filed by February 21st, with the mayor’s attorneys filing responses by March 21st.
Jeffrey Mandell, Genrich’s attorney, asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed and a motions hearing be scheduled for Genrich’s belief that Gableman should be sanctioned.
Mandell says Gableman made false statements about the mayor in front of the legislature and those statements should be corrected.
Genrich and city of Green Bay officials have maintained they did nothing wrong in administering the November 2020 election.