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Threat of mass shootings give rise to AI-powered cameras

By IVAN MORENO Associated Press Paul Hildreth peered at a display of dozens of images from security cameras surveying his Atlanta school district and settled on one showing a woman in a bright yellow shirt walking a hallway. A mouse click instructed the artificial intelligence-equipped system to find other images of the woman, and it immediately stitched ... Subscribe Login ...

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Attorney general reveals opioid investigation

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 addicts, a day after Senate Democrats pushed him to exact compensation from the companies. Schimel has been on ... Subscribe ...

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Schimel won’t say whether he’ll sue over immigration ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel isn't saying whether he might challenge President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions or whether he supports them. Schimel, a Republican, said during a news conference Monday that he would consider legal action if he felt Trump overreached his constitutional authority or the policy has what Schimel called a ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Marquette, MBA launch mobile legal clinic

Marquette Law School and the Milwaukee Bar Association are partnering to launch the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic, a bus designed to provide free, brief legal advice to individuals who are outside of the areas currently served by legal volunteer efforts in metropolitan Milwaukee.

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US Supreme Court’s cert denial leaves ADA issue unresolved

Leaving unresolved a question that has split the circuits and perplexed employment attorneys, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to reassign a disabled employee to a vacant position that would have otherwise been filled by a competitive process.

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Abrahamson says state’s court system provides high rate of return

The financial partnership between Wisconsin counties and the state court system provides a justice system with a high rate of return on investment for the people of Wisconsin, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson told members of the Wisconsin Counties Association on Wednesday.

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Supreme Court will hear gay marriage cases

The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.

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Judge upholds chemical cleanup plan for Fox River

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Efforts to dredge toxic industrial chemicals from the Fox River should continue, a federal judge has ruled. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Natural Resources filed a federal lawsuit against NCR Corp. and 11 others in 2010, after the companies said they were dredging the river under protest and that ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Walker: Wis. won’t act on health care ruling

Regardless of the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has vowed not to do anything until after the November election.

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Social media develops as practice area

Linda Emery works from her office at von Briesen & Roper SC on July 26 in Milwaukee. Emery often focuses on social media issues within her roll at the firm. (
Staff photo by Kevin Harnack) Not too long ago, a client retained Milwaukee attorney Linda Emery for legal advice regarding a new social media website the ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Minn. man gets 18 months in Wis. woman’s OD death

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man will serve 18 months in prison for supplying drugs that led to the overdose death of a 22-year-old Eau Claire woman last summer. Twenty-nine-year-old Craig Harp of Red Wing, Minn., was sentenced Tuesday on a felony count of delivery of a narcotic drug. The Leader-Telegram reports Eau Claire County ... Subscribe Login ...

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Letter to the editor: Conditional admission rule is a win-win

While I welcome the coverage the Wisconsin Law Journal in the June 27, 2011, edition afforded to the new conditional admission rule adopted last month by the state Supreme Court, I hope that your readers will not be distracted by the possible implication of the article, that the new CA rule is somehow intended to (or likely to) put further hurdles in front of applicants for admission to the bar.

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Walker to sign budget bill into law this weekend

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign his budget bill into law this weekend in Green Bay. His office said Thursday the signing will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Badger Sheet Metal Works. The event is open only to the press. The $66 billion two-year spending plan reshapes nearly every corner of ... Subscribe Login ...

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