Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) on Friday removed 82 appointments made by his predecessor, Gov. Scott Walker (R), during last year's lame-duck legislative session.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Evers's decision comes just a day after Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess invalidated the confirmation of Walker's appointments during a December overnight session.
Niess said Thursday that he was voiding all appointments and legislation passed during the December session, stating that lawmakers convened the session in a way that violated the state's constitution, according to the news outlet.
The Republican-led state Senate will not be able to reconfirm Walker's appointments following the ruling.
Evers, according to the paper, is using the judge's decision to counter Walker's attempts to limit his powers upon taking office.
Evers announced Thursday that Wisconsin would no longer be a part of a multistate lawsuit seeking the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The two had been prevented from getting out of the lawsuit because of one lame-duck measure. »