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Mar 3, 2023

Evers’ building budget has a few twists

After a gubernatorial election, the first job of the governor in the first year of the new term is unveiling the two-year state budget plan.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election
Mar 1, 2023

Editorial: Undo high court’s lamentable decision

In a body blow to open and transparent government and the ability of citizen watchdog groups and journalists, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 last summer that a Waukesha community group, Friends of Frame Park, was not entitled to attorney fees after suing the city of Waukesha for public records that the city later released before being ordered to do so by a court.

Feb 22, 2023

Editorial: A step in the right direction for open records

Wisconsin Republicans’ move to effectively render a recent state Supreme Court ruling moot is welcome news and should be embraced across party lines.

Feb 19, 2023

The age of settlement: Peace rather than war

For a number of years, I’ve put together a family law cases update program for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the State Bar Family Law Section and the state family court judges. 

Feb 17, 2023

Fiscal Facts: Changing Midwest marijuana landscape impacts Wisconsin

Since late 2019, sales of recreational marijuana have begun in two of Wisconsin’s neighboring states, while a third appears poised to legalize the substance soon.

Feb 16, 2023

Editorial: Trust and credibility are inevitably linked

The dismissal of a complaint against one of the candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court seems appropriate to us, given the underlying accusations. But it should most definitely be a reminder to all those involved in the courts that there’s a great deal more to their credibility than just to be cognizant of the law.

Feb 10, 2023

How video evidence is presented in court can hold sway in cases like the beating death of Tyre Nichols

I have found that video does not provide a unified, objective window onto the truth. Rather, jurors may perceive the depicted events differently – based, among other factors, on how the video is presented in court.

Feb 9, 2023

Editorial: Mixed results from student speech survey

There’s reason to be concerned about some of the responses in the UW System’s survey of student views on free speech, but we’re not convinced the results are as revealing as some might claim.

Feb 8, 2023

What the First Amendment really says – 4 basic principles of free speech in the US

Elon Musk has claimed he believes in free speech no matter what. He calls it a bulwark against tyranny in America and promises to reconstruct Twitter, which he now owns, so that its policy on free expression "matches the law." Yet his grasp of the First Amendment – the law that governs free speech in the U.S. – appears to be quite limited. And he's not alone.

Mukwonago transgender
Feb 6, 2023

Rights of transgender students and their parents are a challenge for courts

As an increasing number of elementary, middle and high school students in the U.S. have begun to identify as transgender, school leaders have struggled to figure out how to respond, and how – and whether – to communicate about their actions to parents.

Gableman ordered to not delete records
Feb 3, 2023

Public still paying for fraud probe records fights

Many people in Wisconsin are under the impression that the disastrous probe into the state’s 2020 presidential election conducted by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is over, as are its costs to taxpayers. They’re wrong.

Feb 2, 2023

Politics vs. real life. A living wage is a start

On Jan. 19, the Wisconsin Assembly gave a final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would, they claim, make it more difficult for violent criminals to get out of jail on bail. The proposal will go before voters where it will undoubtedly be ratified in the April 4 election.


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