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Federal judge denies attempt by group of voters to stop chief justice's lawsuitSubmitted: 04/15/2015
Federal judge denies attempt by group of voters to stop chief justice's lawsuit
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - A group of voters won't be able to get involved in the court case over the leadership of the State Supreme Court.

A federal judge has denied an attempt by a group of five voters to intervene.


They wanted to stop a lawsuit brought by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

She's challenging the timing of a recently approved constitutional amendment.

The amendment approved by voters April 7 allows justices on the Supreme Court to choose who will be the chief.

In the past, the job has gone to the most senior member, which is Abrahamson.

She sued, arguing the change should not apply until her term is over in four years.

A judge ruled that the interests of voters will be adequately represented by those already named in the lawsuit.

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