The three Democrats battling to become attorney general grappled with questions Tuesday about legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin, with one saying it's too soon, another saying medicinal use might make sense and the third saying it's not his call.Read More »
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The four candidates for Wisconsin attorney general praised the state Department of Justice for its strides in solving cold cases, and all four pledged to keep up the pressure on tackling unsolved crimes.Read More »
Milwaukee County Court Commissioner Laura Gramling Perez easily bested her opponent Tuesday to become the new judge in Branch 32.
Tagged with: Charles Kahn Christina Mayer David Wambach election James Peterson Janet Protasiewicz Keith Steckbauer Laura Gramling Perez Leon Stenz Michael Goulee Robert Kennedy Vicki Clussman William StewartRead More »
Forty-four judges’ seats are up for election Tuesday in Wisconsin.
Tagged with: Cedric Cornwall Charles Kahn Christina Mayer David Wambach election Elections James Peterson Janet Protasiewicz Joann Miller John Hoffman Keith Steckbauer Laura Gramling Perez Leon Stenz Michael Goulee Robert Kennedy Vicki Clussman William StewartRead More »
Only one judge’s race in Milwaukee County will be contested during this spring’s election.
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Even though independent groups spent $1.2 million on the spring’s Supreme Court election, the contest was one of the cheapest in recent years.Read More »
Nearly two years after Justice David Prosser allegedly put his hands around the throat of another Wisconsin justice, the incident continues to dominate debate about the future of the state’s highest court.Read More »
Lawyers can learn something from a former journalist turned political adviser.
Tagged with: Barack Obama David Axelrod Dean Dietrich election Hillary Rodham Clinton State Bar of Wisconsin’s Professional Ethics Committee University of Chicago Institute of Politics Wisconsin’s Professional Ethics CommitteeRead More »
Legions of lawyers are ready to enter the fray in case Election Day turns on a legal challenge. One nightmare scenario would be for the results in a battleground state like Wisconsin or Ohio to be too close to call, with thousands of absentee or provisional ballots yet to be counted.Read More »
The state of Wisconsin has settled a federal lawsuit brought by Republican Mitt Romney's campaign seeking more time for military and overseas voters in Wisconsin to return ballots that were sent past a federal deadline.Read More »
Voters on Tuesday ousted three judicial appointees of Gov. Scott Walker, but also elected four others initially chosen to serve by the Republican last year.Read More »
The voting rights of Milwaukee's Latino community would be "significantly diminished" under the redrawn voter maps that the Republican-led Legislature passed last year, an expert witness testified Thursday.Read More »
All four incumbent circuit judges running for re-election in the spring survived the Tuesday primary, but three finished second on the ballots.
Tagged with: Barbara McCrory Branch 11 Branch 17 Branch 2 Branch 7 Carolina Stark Christopher Lipscomb David Winter Ed Antaramian election Ellen Berz Frank Sullivan Jason Rossell John O’Melia John Selsing Nelson Phillips Roger Allen Selsing Law Office William KusselRead More »
While there are no statewide judicial races to attract voters this spring, Wisconsin will have six circuit court primaries Tuesday.
Tagged with: Barbara McCrory Carolina Stark Christopher Lipscomb Circuit court David Berman David Celebre David Winter Ed Antaramian election Ellen Berz Frank Sullivan Harry O’Leary Jack Hoag James Welker Jason Rossell John O’Melia John Selsing Michael Bloom Mike Haakenson Nelson Phillips Roger Allen Tim Vocke Tod Daniel Tom McDonald William Kussel William MichelRead More »
A Madison judge has granted state election officials an additional 30 days to verify nearly 2 million signatures on recall petitions against Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans.Read More »