Prosecutors were waiting for the state crime lab to complete blood tests on a repeat drunken driver this summer when he struck and killed a man changing a flat tire along the interstate.Read More »
A Wisconsin appeals court upheld the state's right-to-work law on Tuesday, handing Gov. Scott Walker a victory by reversing a lower-court ruling that had struck down the law he championed as unconstitutional last year.Read More »
Attorney General Brad Schimel has chosen a new leader for the state Department of Justice’s criminal-appeals unit. Schimel announced Thursday that he had chosen Assistant Attorney General Clayton Kawski to fill the spot. Kawski started working for the DOJ in ...Read More »
By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has taken the unusual step of revealing the state Department of Justice is investigating opioid manufacturers to see what role they may have played in creating ...Read More »
Republican lawmakers and crime victim advocates introduced a constitutional amendment Tuesday that would provide crime victims with a host of rights, including the right to have their personal information sealed in police records and allow them to speak out at more court proceedings.Read More »
A powerful panel of state lawmakers on Wednesday grilled Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel for 2-1/2 hours on matters including the oversight of untested kits of sexual assault evidence, his purchase of $10,000 worth of coins and the work of the state’s solicitor general.
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The same day a U.S. Senate conformation hearing begins for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the country's high court will hear oral arguments in a Wisconsin property case that may require the justices to offer some clarity as to what constitutes a parcel of land in analyses of regulatory takings.Read More »