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Candidate passed over for post sues Wis. governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A woman passed over for Marinette County register of deeds is suing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Deputy Register of Deeds Becky Chasensky alleges Walker violated a federal law that prohibits denying people jobs because they have filed for bankruptcy.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Chasensky also alleges the Republican governor violated her rights to equal protection when he passed her up for a more politically connected candidate. She filed her lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Milwaukee.

The Journal Sentinel reported last April that Walker initially planned to appoint Chasensky as register of deeds but later changed course

Walker said Wednesday his office had acted correctly in the appointment and that the court would affirm that.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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