Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Democratic Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.
The judge said Miss Falk doesn’t have standing to sue because state law forbids an agency or arm of government like a county to challenge the constitutionality of state laws.
Another lawsuit brought by the Dane County district attorney remains. In that case, Judge Sumi blocked enactment of the law earlier this month while she considers whether state open meetings law was violated in the process of passing the bill.
A third lawsuit challenging the law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, has been brought by firefighters and other public workers.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports