Gov. Evers, AG Kaul move to withdraw Wisconsin from ACA lawsuit
Today, we are seeking to end the State of Wisconsin’s involvement in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. https://t.co/3Qzaa4AdmO— WI AG Josh Kaul (@WisDOJ) March 21, 2019
Governor Tony Evers had promised during his campaign last year to pull Wisconsin out of the ACA lawsuit, however, Republican lawmakers stopped him after passing lame-duck bills in December that prohibited him from withdrawing from lawsuits without legislative approval.
Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess issued a temporary injunction Thursday blocking the lame-duck laws, ruling that the Legislature had convened illegally when it passed them.
Evers' attorney sent a message to the state Department of Justice less than two hours after Niess issued the ruling ordering the withdraw from the ACA action.