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Legal questions surround move to expedite Foxconn Rulings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An unprecedented change in Wisconsin law that would send challenges to Foxconn Technology Group's plant straight to the conservative-controlled state Supreme Court would hand the company an advantage nobody else doing business in the state enjoys, legal experts said Wednesday.

The Foxconn bill comes as three candidates are vying to fill outgoing Justice Michael Gableman's seat in the spring election. Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet, and Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock.

Burns called the appeals language "a speed pass" through the state judicial system for Foxconn. Dallet said changing the process for one company isn't sensible. Screnock campaign spokesman Nathan Conrad said the judge feels it's inappropriate to comment on legislation that hasn't passed yet.