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BENCH BLOG: Court opens door for more ‘other-acts evidence’

BENCH BLOG: Court opens door for more ‘other-acts evidence’

In keeping with last year’s legislative changes to the state’s other-acts evidence statute, the conservative majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court took a recent case involving the sexual assault of a child as an occasion to liberalize its application of this sort of evidence.

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ON THE DEFENSIVE: Walker’s ‘conflict offices’ solution misses mark

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Walker’s ‘conflict offices’ solution misses mark

Gov. Scott Walker’s recently unveiled biennial budget proposal outlines a measure to create “conflict offices” that would result in the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office retaining more criminal cases.

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