Criminals would have to pay an additional $20 in court-imposed surcharges for each felony or misdemeanor count they are convicted of under a bill passed by the state Assembly on Thursday.
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Those who willingly took alcohol or drugs to become intoxicated and then committed a crime could no longer cite their altered mental state as a defense under a bill a state Senate committee passed Friday.Read More »
Shortly after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge Friday, Daniel Rottier said his recent battle with cancer had led to drinking and possibly his attack on his wife with a cane earlier this month.Read More »
The state Assembly approved on a voice vote Tuesday on a bill that would let doctors and other medical providers apologize or express fault for botched medical procedures without having to worry their words would be used against them in court.Read More »
Republican lawmakers are trying to get rid of the unlimited liability that parents are exposed to under Wisconsin statutes if their children cause an automobile accident before turning 18.Read More »
The state Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of legislation meant, in part, to prevent prosecutors from having to enlist pharmacologists to attest to the psychological effects of synthetic drugs in cases against sellers of the banned substances.Read More »
Whether alleged victims of human trafficking consented to sexual acts would no longer be a question juries could consider under a bill approved by a state Senate committee Tuesday.Read More »
The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor voted 3-2 Tuesday in favor of a bill that proponents say would force more prompt rulings on appeals of circuit courts’ injunctions.Read More »
Members of the Wisconsin Claims Board, which acts as an arbiter in disputes against the state, expressed support Thursday for a bill that would increase the compensation the wrongly incarcerated can receive for each year spent behind bars.Read More »
At least two justices on the state's Supreme Court have lobbied Senators in favor of a bill that would change the way the title of chief justice is bestowed in Wisconsin.Read More »
State commissioners plan to decide Monday if Thursday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision to overturn a lower court’s contempt order will allow recertification elections for public-school unions to move forward this year, as previously planned.Read More »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday to void a Dane County judge’s contempt order that would have prevented recertification elections for public school unions from taking place this year.Read More »
Lawmakers who have put up obstacles to lawsuits against businesses are pushing a bill that would let plaintiffs recoup more money in actions against wind farms.
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