UPDATE: Groups file lawsuit to void Wisconsin lame-duck laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of liberal-leaning groups has filed a lawsuit seeking to void laws passed by Wisconsin Republicans that reduced the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor.

The groups filed the lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court on Thursday. It argues that Republican lawmakers illegally convened the session last month to pass bills weakening newly-elected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

The coalition argues that lawmakers illegally convened the session last month to take up the bills.

The groups filing the lawsuit are the League of Women Voters, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities and three Wisconsin voters.

Separately, a paralyzed Democratic state representative is filing a complaint Thursday with the Dane County district attorney seeking to void the lame-duck action, arguing that GOP leaders broke the open meetings law by not saying when the vote would take place.

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