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Judges question use of archdiocese trust fund (UPDATE)

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks in Milwaukee following a document release that shed light on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's handling of clergy abuse cases during a period that included his leadership. On Monday, June 2, 2014 federal judges in Milwaukee peppered attorneys with questions about how much the bankrupt Archdiocese spends to maintain its cemeteries and whether there is a strong interest in making maintenance funds available to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse. Lawyers representing clergy sexual abuse victims want about $55 million in a cemetery trust fund, set up by Dolan, to be made available to compensate their clients. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Federal appeals court judges on Monday questioned the bankrupt Archdiocese of Milwaukee's claim that it needs all the money in a $55 million trust fund to maintain its cemeteries and asked whether some could be used to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse without violating the Catholic faith.

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Source: Walker’s attorney in talks to end campaign probe (UPDATE)

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A person close to an investigation of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and other conservative groups said Wednesday that Walker's attorney is talking with the lead investigator about a possible settlement that would end the probe.

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Judge vacates man’s conviction in wife’s poisoning (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin man convicted of poisoning his wife 15 years ago was improperly tried because he couldn't confront his dead wife and her "letter from the grave" implicating the husband as the primary suspect, a federal judge has ruled.

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New case highlights clash of dueling public policies

Recent developments interpreting the protections and limitations of the Drivers Policy Protection Act signal that conflict may be on the way between the DPPA and Wisconsin’s Open Records Law – a reality that may require more resources expended by information-hungry entities and municipalities in their attempts to navigate both laws.

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