Wisconsin Special Elections

August 11, 2020

Obtained a writ of mandamus requiring Governor Scott Walker to call special elections in two legislative districts left vacant when the former office holders resigned to take positions in the Governor’s administration. In the process of the litigation the case was argued before two different judges and presented to three different courts. At each stage, the courts ruled in favor of the eight Wisconsin voters on whose behalf the case was filed, culminating in an order issued by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals denying Governor Walker’s request for an extension of time to comply with the writ of mandamus.