The fierce political battle in Wisconsin over Republican measures that could weaken the power of the incoming Democratic governor has taken down an unexpected target: the state’s solicitor general.

The package of bills passed in advance of Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers taking office includes a provision that would abolish the position of solicitor general, who argues before state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and his office, which includes five other lawyers. Current Gov. Scott Walker has yet to sign the bills.

Misha Tseytlin