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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

 10:51 AM 

GAB to continue more thorough petition checks despite appeals court ruling

Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy said this morning that the agency is continuing with its more thorough recall petition review process, despite an appeals court ruling last week that the order requiring those checks should be vacated.

Kennedy said Waukesha County Judge J. Mac Davis' ruling, which ordered the GAB to root out faulty signatures instead of relying on challenges from recalled officeholders, remains pending after an appeals court order for the circuit court to vacate and reconsider the decision.

The appeals court ruled Davis erred in barring recall committees from participating as interveners in the case.

"We're proceeding as if it is still in effect," Kennedy said of Davis' decision.

-- By Andy Szal

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