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THE DARK SIDE: Medicaid case fails test for jury

Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the state is entitled to a jury trial when suing a private actor for Medicaid fraud under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (State v. Abbott Laboratories, 2012 WI 62).

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THE DARK SIDE: Green Acres is the place for me

Upon being spoken to in a condescending fashion, a common response is, “Hey, I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, you know.” The implied words being: “I’m not some simple rube who just got to the city from some farm.”

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THE DARK SIDE: The greatest threat to liberty ever

I had been generally aware that some congressmen who don’t like the First Amendment and who particularly dislike the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Citizens United v. FEC, 130 S.Ct. 876 (2010), wanted to get around the decision by passing a constitutional amendment to overturn it.

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THE DARK SIDE: A First Amendment showdown at UW-Stout

This week, Wisconsin is ground zero in the battle between university bureaucrats and free speech champions. No, I'm not talking about the University of Wisconsin's attempts to stifle criticism of its admission policies. That's been going on for years, and will continue for many more.

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