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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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GAB lawsuit has court hearing Thursday

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WAUKESHA, WI (WTAQ) - A court hearing will be held in Waukesha Thursday on a lawsuit filed against the state elections' agency.

Governor Scott Walker's campaign and the head of the state GOP want to force the Government Accountability Board to eliminate false and duplicate signatures from recall petitions, without making a complaining party point them out first.

Circuit Judge Mac Davis is not expected to make an immediate ruling. But he could decide Thursday whether to let other groups join the lawsuit.

A petition drive to recall the Republican governor ends next month -- and Walker's camp says it should not be up to them to find improper petition signatures.

Board director Kevin Kennedy has said the law presumes the signatures are valid if they're dated and have a Wisconsin address -- and a more detailed review would require a change in the law and a lot more resources. 

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