Republicans have withdrawn a request for the state Supreme Court to rule on the use of new legislative districts in possible state Senate recall elections.
The lawsuit filed November 21st asked the court to appoint a three judge panel to determine if new Republican-drawn legislative districts would apply to recall elections targeting members of the state Senate. Friday’s filing simply states the request to withdraw is due to issues raised by the court.
The Supreme Court had asked for briefs on a number of issues related to the case, including whether it should be delayed until a federal lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the new maps is resolved. Justices had also requested filings from other groups seeking to intervene in the case.
The announcement came shortly after a report that Justice David Prosser would not participate in any cases this month because of an undisclosed medical condition. Prosser’s absence could have hurt the chances of the lawsuit succeeding.
An almost identical lawsuit is still pending in Waukesha County.