Judge Sets July Date For 2020 Election Hearing

Legal maneuvering over the Republican review of the 2020 election in Wisconsin will stretch into at least July.

Waukesha County Circuit Judge Ralph Ramirez on Friday set a July 11 hearing to determine whether Michael Gableman, the attorney overseeing the partisan probe, has authority to jail mayors and other local officials who he claims have failed to cooperate.

Those officials say they can’t be compelled to testify to Gableman in private.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has extended the taxpayer funded investigation several times, and will have to do so again if it lasts beyond the end of April.