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Top lawyer for Milwaukee County sees license reinstated after short administrative suspension

The top lawyer for Milwaukee County can practice again. Corporation Counsel Margaret Daun’s law license was suspended on June 16 after she had failed to meet the deadline for certifying she had completed 30 hours of required continuing-legal education in 2018 and 2019. Daun told the Journal Sentinel she had taken enough courses but hadn’t gotten around to filing the ...

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Racine lawsuit a test case for how much power local officials have to control spread of coronavirus

Patrick Marley Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Six weeks after the Wisconsin Supreme Court threw out the state’s stay-at-home order, city and county officials are learning they may have little ability to control the spread of the coronavirus. A lawsuit in Racine could decide how much power local officials have to close bars and gyms and take other steps to try to ...

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Roggensack touts Wisconsin judges for their lack of racial bias

State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack said she has long been interested in whether judges were responsible for the large number of Black people who are behind bars. She then pointed the judges to a 2016 paper she wrote on "race and sentencing" and the work of the Supreme Court statistician, Michael Thompson, on "race and Wisconsin courts."

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