A Dane County judge will decide next week if Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen can continue a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board.
The lawsuit from Van Hollen calls on the GAB to verify voter registration records dating back to January of 2006. The move came after the Board said it will only verify records dating back to August 1st of this year.
Lester Pines, the attorney representing the GAB in the lawsuit, says the Attorney General is violating Supreme Court rules by representing the Board in other matters at the same time he's suing it. Pines says Van Hollen should be removed from the lawsuit.
Department of Justice spokesman Kevin St. John believes the Attorney General will prevail. He says the DOJ looked closely at their representation of the GAB, and determined there was no conflict of interest.
A hearing has been set for next Wednesday to determine if Van Hollen should be disqualified from the lawsuit.