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Dan Shaw is the managing editor at the Wisconsin Law Journal. He can be reached at or at 414-225-1807.

Bill would eliminate drug, alcohol defense

Those who willingly took alcohol or drugs to become intoxicated and then committed a crime could no longer cite their altered mental state as a defense under a bill a state Senate committee passed Friday.

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Van Hollen on Act 10: ‘We shall win’ (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

Arguing that the law penalizes those who exercise their constitutional right of association, Madison lawyer Lester Pines argued Monday that Wisconsin’s Supreme Court should strike down the state’s controversial collective bargaining legislation.

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