On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice John Ark set a hearing at noon on May 28 for the caucus to present arguments against the court issuing an order to “temporarily, preliminarily, or permanently” halt the legislators from “directly or indirectly engaging in any acts or actions aimed at interviewing or appointing any candidate(s)” for the Democratic elections commissioner post.
“We were hoping this would happen,” Anthony Plonczynski, an executive committee member and one of the Democrats who brought the petition, said in response to Ark’s order. “It’s the next step in terms of going forward.”
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“We won’t try to make an appointment until after the judge makes his ruling,” said Legislature Minority Leader Vince Felder.
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