UPDATE: Federal court lets Wisconsin out of both 'Obamacare' lawsuits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal judge has granted Wisconsin's request to withdraw from a multi-state lawsuit seeking repeal of the federal health care law popularly known as Obamacare.

The judge on Tuesday granted the state's request made by Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul at the order of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

The judge also allowed Wisconsin to withdraw in a second case also related to the health care law on sex discrimination.

Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker had Wisconsin join the multistate effort to repeal the health care law.

Both Evers and Kaul ran last year in opposition to that move and said they would withdraw the state. Republicans passed a law in a lame-duck legislative session to take away that power, but Kaul moved to withdraw Wisconsin from the lawsuits after the law was repealed by a Wisconsin judge.