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News: Jan. 20–Feb. 8, 2019

Revisiting Agency Guidance   
Federalist Society Blog Post. Jan. 31, 2019. U.S. Department of Justice official flags recent changes to DOJ policies on the use of subregulatory agency guidance documents.

The Next Battle Editor’s Pick
MacIver Institute, Jan. 30, 2019. De facto control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is on the line as liberal Court of Appeals chief judge Lisa Neubauer takes on conservative associate Court of Appeals judge Brian Hagedorn in the race to replace retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

DNR Secretary Cole announces additional appointments to leadership team
Wis. DNR Press Release. Jan. 28, 2019. Todd Ambs has been named DNR Assistant Deputy Secretary. Eric Ebersberger has been named Interim DNR Budget Director. Ben Van Pelt has been named DNR Legislative Liaison.

Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Ruling A Defeat For Administrative State
MacIver Institute, Jan. 24, 2019. In a ruling last week in favor of Lake Superior property owners, the Wisconsin Supreme Court checked the overreach of the oft-overreaching Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

In State of the State address, Evers pledges to withdraw from ACA suit, focus on racial disparities, education, health care
The Capital Times, Jan. 23, 2019. Evers pledged to withdraw Wisconsin from a lawsuit seeking to overturn Obamacare — despite a law prohibiting him from doing so without legislative approval — and discussed his plans for health care, transportation and income taxes in his speech delivered Tuesday evening at the state Capitol.