Milwaukee's police chief denies that the police department has a stop-and-frisk policy, though he maintains that traffic stops in "high crime areas" reduce crime.
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With two special elections looming next month and one to fill a vacancy in the state Senate coming later this year, opponents of Wisconsin's new voter identification law want a federal court to expand the number of IDs that voters can show at the polls.Read More »
Civil rights advocates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse a decision upholding Wisconsin's voter photo identification law, arguing the case raises questions of national importance about limits on a state's ability to restrict voting.Read More »
Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to leave Wisconsin's law requiring voters to present photo identification in place, saying changing course now will create confusion heading into the Nov. 4 elections.Read More »
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Wisconsin's requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls is constitutional, a decision that is not surprising after the court last month allowed for the law to be implemented while it considered the case.Read More »
Opponents of Wisconsin's voter photo identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take emergency action and block the requirement ahead of the Nov. 4 election, arguing there isn't enough time to implement the new rules.Read More »