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Evers hasn’t decided what position to take in lawsuit

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has not yet decided what position to take in a lawsuit seeking repeal of laws passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature during a December lame-duck session.

A coalition of groups filed the lawsuit last month arguing the session was unconstitutional because it amounted to an illegal gathering of lawmakers.

Evers’ attorney Tamara Packard said at a scheduling hearing Monday that Evers “doesn’t know where he stands on the merits of this case.”

A hearing on whether the Legislature can intervene is set for March 13 in Dane County Circuit Court.

The Legislature’s attorney Misha Tseytlin says he intends to seek dismissal of the lawsuit, filed by the League of Women Voters, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities and three Wisconsin voters.