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Nov 22, 2023

Gov. Evers Grants 82 Pardons, Bringing Total Pardons Granted to 1,111

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced Wednesday he has granted another 82 pardons, bringing his total number of pardons granted to 1,111.

Nov 22, 2023

Wisconsin District Attorneys’ Association recognizes work of state prosecutors

The awards are intended to recognize "the outstanding work" of a District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney, and an Assistant District Attorney.

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Nov 22, 2023

Madison man gets 40 years for killing ex-girlfriend, whose body was found under pile of furniture

A Madison man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend, who suffocated after he buried her beneath a pile of furniture, clothing and other items inside her home.

Nov 22, 2023

Democrats urge Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn Republican-drawn legislative maps

The fight comes ahead of the 2024 election in a battleground state where four of the six past presidential elections have been decided by fewer than 23,000 votes.

Nov 22, 2023

Man agrees to plead guilty to firebombing Wisconsin anti-abortion group office in 2022

A man accused of firebombing an anti-abortion office in Wisconsin last year has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of damaging property with explosives.

Nov 22, 2023

Court’s power to award ‘joint custody’ of dog under review

To a single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, a trial judge had treated Teddy Bear — a Pomeranian acquired by a since-estranged unmarried couple — “as if it were the parties’ child.”

Nov 22, 2023

Court dismisses bias, retaliation lawsuit

A man who formerly worked for AmeriHealth Administrators (AHA), a subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), has accused the company of racial discrimination, retaliation, defamation, and violation of due process after an alleged inappropriate comment at a diversity training session.

Nov 21, 2023

History made: Pedro Colón sworn-in as first Latino Court of Appeals judge

In a time of white privilege and supremacy, Pedro Cólon overcomes obstacles and becomes the first Latino Wisconsin Court of Appeals judge.

Nov 21, 2023

Wisconsin joins 10 states in targeting student loan predatory lenders

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul along with 10 states and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Monday that Prehired will provide more than $30 million in relief to student borrowers.

Nov 21, 2023

Governor Evers urges JFC to release already-approved funds to Bad River and Lac du Flambeau Native Nations

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Monday directed the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) to submit a formal request to the Republican-controlled Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) to release $2 million in already-approved funding for Tribal Assistance Grants.

Nov 21, 2023

Federal appeals court deals blow to Voting Rights Act, ruling that private plaintiffs can’t sue

A divided federal appeals court on Monday ruled that private individuals and groups such as the NAACP do not have the ability to sue under a key section of the federal Voting Rights Act, a decision voting rights advocates say could further erode protections under the landmark 1965 law.

Nov 21, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Chauvin appeal of state conviction

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin 's appeal of his conviction for second-degree murder in the killing of George Floyd.


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