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Commentary

Feb 16, 2024

Law as a career

Watching the lawyers involved in numerous high-profile trials, from the various Trump cases to the Michigan mother of the school shooter, causes me to wonder: just how much do these lawyers actually believe what they’re advocating? 

Feb 13, 2024

DOJ subsidizes questionable surveillance tech

Predictive policing has been shown to be an ineffective and biased policing tool. Yet, the Department of Justice has been funding the crime surveillance and analysis technology for years and continues to do so despite criticism from researchers, privacy advocates and members of Congress.

Jan 23, 2024

Commentary: State Bar train off track?

"In bypassing our standard procedure in addressing important items, we are not fulfilling the role the Court designed for us."

Jan 16, 2024

A Look Back at 2023’s Debacles in the Law

Reflection on 2023

Jan 5, 2024

Commentary: Urban vs. suburban is the new civil war

Imagine what living in Wisconsin would be like if we were able to put aside our political differences as Wisconsinites and focus on the issues we all share in common.

Wisconsin Supreme Court
Dec 27, 2023

Editorial: New maps, but same outcome is possible

Last week's decision by Wisconsin's Supreme Court on the legislative districts in our state was perhaps the least surprising outcome imaginable. The same can be said of the breakdown, a 4-3 split along clear ideological lines.

Nov 14, 2023

Commentary: Protect the press against bogus lawsuits

Local news outlets serve an invaluable function and deserve protection against those who seek to shut them up.

Nov 13, 2023

Commentary: Justice for all-tackling the lawyer shortage in rural Wisconsin

What’s the difference between a bad lawyer and a good lawyer?

Nov 7, 2023

Court of Appeals punts

By avoiding the issue they not only missed an opportunity for a fascinating discussion but provided no assistance to prosecutors and trial courts.

Oct 17, 2023

Ties are for losers

Sports, being highly sensitive to public opinion, has greatly reduced the number of ties.  Football games have overtime.  Golf has extra holes.  Hockey and soccer (well, some soccer games) have shootouts. 

Oct 13, 2023

Commentary: The role of lawyers is no laughing matter

What’s the difference between a bad lawyer and a good lawyer?

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial
Oct 11, 2023

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial must be respected, protected

Memorial was damaged again the weekend of September 30 - October 1, 2023.

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