A reserve judge will make a recommendation on whether the state Supreme Court should hear a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers challenging the governor authority to sign gaming compacts.
The Supreme Court has ordered all parties in the lawsuit to file briefs with the reserve judge.
He or she will then hold any necessary proceedings to determine legal and factual issues in the lawsuit.
The reserve judge will then submit a recommendation by August 15 on whether the justices should take up the case directly or require it to go through the circuit court first.
The Supreme Court hasn't named the reserve judge.