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Roggensack self-funding sentencing disparity study

Roggensack self-funding sentencing disparity study

Concerned by studies and articles that, she said, seemed to infer judges were sentencing black defendants more harshly than their white counterparts, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack is paying thousands of dollars of her own money to research the potential disparity.

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Group asks state Supreme Court to stay out of John Doe probe (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court should stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative organizations and recent recall campaigns, a liberal group said Monday.

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Justices question judges on limited-scope representation

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices expressed concern Friday that a rules petition pertaining to limited-scope representation would allow judges to keep attorneys on cases far longer than the attorney had agreed.

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Justices approve rule change concerning budgeting process (UPDATE)

Justices approve rule change concerning budgeting process (UPDATE)

Despite a sometimes-heated conversation that lasted more than two hours, Wisconsin justices approved a change to their rules Wednesday that aims to keep the state Supreme Court better informed during the state courts’ budget drafting process.

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Wis. Supreme Court voids contempt order preventing union elections (UPDATE)

Wis. Supreme Court voids contempt order preventing union elections (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday to void a Dane County judge’s contempt order that would have prevented recertification elections for public school unions from taking place this year.

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State’s high court rules in contractor immunity case (UPDATE)

After 5-½ years of legal battles, Mark Showers has a state Supreme Court opinion supporting his argument that contractors should not have lawsuit immunity simply because they are working on public projects.

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State high court accepts Megna case, denies review of Habush/Cannon dispute

State high court accepts Megna case, denies review of Habush/Cannon dispute

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases, including one that involves a recent candidate for the bench, but will not review a dispute between two Milwaukee personal injury firms.

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