Wisconsin Supreme Court won't step into concealed carry dispute
APPLETON- The state Supreme Court won't help a prosecutor carry a concealed weapon in the courthouse.
Judges in Winnebago County say District Attorney Christian Gossett can't carry without written permission. Gossett, a Republican, contends the ban conflicts with a provision in Wisconsin's concealed carry law that allows prosecutors to go armed if they have permits.
Gossett and his deputy, Scott Ceman, asked the Supreme Court to either order the judges to let him carry or take up his case as an original action.
The court on Friday issued an order saying it would do neither. The order didn't offer any explanation.
A message left at the district attorney's office after hours Friday wasn't immediately returned. Gossett and Ceman's attorney, John Monroe, said he hadn't seen the order and declined comment.