At least two justices on the state's Supreme Court have lobbied Senators in favor of a bill that would change the way the title of chief justice is bestowed in Wisconsin.Read More »
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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.Read More »
Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate approved a proposal Tuesday to amend the state constitution to allow state Supreme Court Justices to elect their chief every two years.Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker's appointee to the board that oversees elections in Wisconsin told members of the state Senate Elections committee on Tuesday that impartiality on the panel is an "absolute necessity."Read More »
A proposal to greatly reduce the number of referees handling attorney disciplinary cases sparked a larger debate Friday about the state of Office of Lawyer Regulation proceedings in Wisconsin.Read More »
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 »
Recent proposals to limit or abolish state Supreme Court elections attempt to remedy public perception that the high court is a political hotbed.
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Former Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Linda Clifford had a target on her back from the early days of her 2007 campaign.
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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.Read More »
A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against the state Department of Natural Resources in a case that could set a precedent for how much power the DNR has over setting water levels on lakes affected by dams.Read More »
A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to rule on whether minors should be allowed to make their own medical decisions in a case involving a 15-year-old Jehovah's Witness who refused potentially life-saving blood transfusions.Read More »
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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A new report on TV ad spending in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race shows Justice Pat Roggensack with nearly three times the support of challenger Ed Fallone as the race winds down.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 »