Monday, May 21st

Scott Walker (left) and Tony Evers(Photo: Journal Sentinel)

MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will wade into a politically charged case Tuesday that pits GOP Gov. Scott Walker against a Democrat hoping to challenge him.

At issue is whether state schools Superintendent Tony Evers can choose his own attorney to fight a lawsuit over his powers — or whether Walker and his allies get to assign Evers lawyers aligned with those suing the schools chief. 

Evers is part of a large Democratic field seeking to challenge Walker. The primary is Aug. 14.

The high court — controlled 5-2 by conservatives — is set to hear arguments Tuesday only on the issue of who will represent Evers. It will hold full arguments later on the heart of the case, which focuses on how much power the schools superintendent has when it comes to writing state rules. 

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