On the heels of last week’s decision regarding Marsy’s Law, we learned today that a Dane County Circuit Court judge has ruled that the amendment to Article I, § 9m is invalid because the ballot question presenting the amendment to the voters was flawed. The court ruled the question failed to fully and fairly inform the public of the essential components of the amendment, misstated the contents and impact of the amendment, and improperly encompassed more than one subject. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin Justice Initiative, which reported the development in a blog post that included a link to the circuit court’s decision. The court sua sponte stayed its ruling pending appeal, so stay tuned.

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